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Curial House, Toronto, Christmas 
List, 19o3, and Sunday List, 
Feb. 2, 1964 1 

St. Basil ^s Novitiate, Erindale, 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964 2 

St. Basil's Novitiate, Pontiac, 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964 3 

St. Basil's Seminary, Toronto, 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, I964 4 

Basilian House of Studies, Roches- 
ter, Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2. I964 7 

Institute House, Toronto, 

Christmas List, I963, and 

Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964 8 

Newman Club, University of 

Toronto, Christmas List, I963.. 10 

University of St. Michael's College 
Toronto, Christmas List, 1963, 
and Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964.« 11 

St. Michael's College School, 

"J^oronto, Christmas List, 1963, 
and Sunday List, B'eb. 2, I964.. 15 

Michael Power High School, Isling- 
ton, Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964*..«. 19 


Assumption High School, Windsor, 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, I964 22 

Assumption University, Windsor, 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, I964 24 

St. Mary's College, Sault Ste. 
Marie, Ont., Christmas List, 
1963, and Sunday List, Feb. 2, 
1964. 28 

St. Joseph's High School, Ottawa, 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964...*. 29 

St. Thomas High School, Houston, 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, I964 31 

University of St. Thomas, Houston, 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964...*. 33 

Catholic Central High School, 

Detroit, Christmas List, I963, 
and Sunday List, Feb. 2^ 1964. 36 

St. Mary's 8oys' High School. Cal- 
gary, Christmas List, 1963. 
and Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964* 38 

St. Francis High School, Leth- 
bridge, Christmas List, I963, 
and Sunday List, Feb. 2, I964. 40 


St. Mark^s College, Vancouver, 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, I964 42 

L' Institution Secondaire du 
Sacre-Coeur, Annonay, 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, I964 44 

Stw Thomas More College, Saskatoon 
Christmas List, I963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964 46 

Andrean High School, Gar^^ 

Christmas List, I963, and 

Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964..**. 4^ 

Aquinas Institute, Rochester, 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964..... 50 

St. John ^'isher College, Rochester 
Christmas List, 1963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, I964..... 56 

Maison Saint-Basile, Issy, 

Christmas List, I963, and 

Sunday List, Feb. 2, I964 59 

St. Charles College, Sudbury, 
Christmas List, I963, and 
Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964..... 60 

Father Claude Vincent, Letter, 

March 8, 1964* 63 

Father Frederick Zakoor, Letter, 

January 31, I964...... •..•.... 64 


Father Gerald Gregoire, Letter, 

February 6, 1964 *.... 66 

Father Paul Meloche, Letter, 

February 4, 1964 67 

Father Daniel Buras. Letter, 

February 27, 19o4...... 69 

Father William Young, Letter, 

February 5, 1964. 71 

Father Edwin Garvey, Letter, 

January 29, 1964...*- 73 

Father Michel Degldne, Letter, 

February 16, 1964 74 

Father Samuel Femiano, Letter, 

February 27, 1964 7S 

Father Arthur ik>berts, Letter, 

February 7, 1964 Si 

Father Charles Donovan, Letter, 

February 23, 1964 S3 

Father Joseph Bfeickle, Letter 

February 7, 1964...... •.. S5 

Father George Northgraves, 

obituary notice ••• 87 

Father Jean Aboulin, Letter, 

January 24, 1900 91 

Hotes on the Parish of the Assump- 
tion, Sandwich, 1899, by 
Father J.J.M. Aboulin 94 


Bishop Caspar Borgess, Letter^^ 
June 2, 18(J6, entrusting St» 
Anne*s Parish, Detroit, to the 
Congregation of St. Basil..... 132 

Father Francis Forster, Letter to 
the Local Superiors of Colleges 
December 13, 1923 135 

Father Francis Forster, Letter to 

the Basilian Fathers in charge 

of Parishes, Dec. 15, 1923.... 151 

Father Francis Forster, Letter 
publishing the decrees of the 
1925 General Chapter, October 
5, 1925 170 

Father Francis Forster, Letter to 
Local Superiors, October 30, 
1925 172 

Father Francis Forster, Letter to 
Local Directors of Scholastics 
November 1, 1925. 177 

Father Francis Forster, Letter to 
Local Superiors, December 29, 
1926. :. 134 

Curial House 


Holy Family Parish,'i'oronto, Bfegr. E.M. 
Brennan, P. A., V.G., pastor, 
Father Robert Scollard, 

Our Lady's Missionary Sisters, Mother 
House, Clarendon Avenue, 
Father Hubert Coughlin. 

RCAF Station, Camp Borden, S/L John A. 
Warren, C.S.B., chaplain. 
Father John Gaughan. 

St. Leo's Parish, Mimico, Dr. L.A. 
Markle, pastor. 
Father Francis Orsini. 

SUNDAY LIST February 2, I964 

Our Lady's Missionary Sisters, Mother 
House, Clarendon Avenue, 
Father Hubert Coughlin. 

RCAF Station, Camp Borden, S/L John A 
Warren, C.S.B., chaplain. 
Father John Gaughan. 

St. Basil's Novitiate, Erindale 2 


Our Lady of the Airways Parish, 

Malton, Rev. H.J. MacMillan, P.P. 
Father Edward McLean. 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, I964 

Church of the Guardian Angels, Orillia, 
Msgr. F.K. Lee, pastor. 
Father Edward McLean. 

St. Basil's Novitiate, Pontiac 


SS* Peter and Paul Parish, North Branch, 
Michigan, Rev. Henry W. Keenan, P.P» 
Father George Beaune. 

Sacred Heart Parish, Aurbum Heights, 
Michigan, Rev* Francis X. Diet2,P«P. 
Father Stanley Lynch. 

St. Augustine Parish, Larchmont, N.Y», 
Msgr. ^homas Deegan, pastor, 
Father Edmund Brennan. 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, I964 

Sacred Heart Parish, Auburn Heights, 

Michigan, Rev. Francis X. Dietz,P.P 
Father Stanley Lynch. 

St* Basil's Seiainary 


Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ottawa, 
Msgr^ J.Lm Lesage, pastor, 
Father Leo Sands, 

Christ the King Parish^ Long Branch, 
Rev. Bernard O'Donnell, pastor. 
Father Magee, confessions; Father 
W.H. O'Brien, confessions and sub- 
deacon at Midnight Mass, 

Holy Family Parish, "Toronto, Msgr. E.M» 
Brennan, P. A., V.G., pastor. 
Father £.P* Magee, deacon at Mid- 
night Mass. 

Mercer Refoi*matory, Toronto. 

Father Terence Foresteil, confes- 
sions on Itonday; Father Walter 
Principe for Mass on Christmas 

Rosary Hall, -^-oronto. Sisters of 
Father Elliott Allen. 

Sacred Heart Parish, LaSalle, Ontario, 
Rev. R.G. Forton, pastor. 
Father Ernest Lajeunesse. 

St. Basil's ^hurch,^^oronto. Father James 
Donlon, C.S.B., pastor. 
Father Eugene Malley, preach at 
Midnight Mass. 

St. Edward's Parish, Willowdale, Most 
Rev. F.A. Marrocco, D.D., pastor. 
Father E.P. Magee, Masses on 
Christmas Day. 

St. Basil's Seminary 5 

St. Joseph's Convent, Wellesley Street, 
Father Louis Bondy. 

St. Mark's Parish, Toronto, Rev. G,Jm 
Cochran, pastor. 
Father Walter Principe, confes- 
sions and subdeacon at Midnight 

St. Teresa of the %idl Jesus Parish^ 
New Toronto, Rev. M.J. Carroll, 
Father JohnStapleton. 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, I964 

Canadian Mart3rrs Parish, ^oronto. Rev. 
P. A. Hendriks, pastor. 
Father Leo Sands. 

Christ the King Parish, Long Branch, 
Rev. Bernard O'Donnell, pastor. 
Father Joseph ftuinn. 

Holy Family Parish, foronto, Msgr. E.M. 
Brennan, P. A., V.G., pastor. 
Father Ernest Vadnais. 

Mercer Reformatory , Toronto , 

Father Ernest Lajeunesse. 

Our Lady of the Airways Parish. Mai ton, 
Ontario, Rev. H.J. MacMillan, P.P 
Father Ian ^yd. 

Rosary Hall, Sisters of Providence, 
Father Walter Principe, 

St# Basil's Seminary 6 

St. Agnes Parish, Toronto, Franciscan 

Fathers Timothy Hogan and Donald 

St. Ambrose Parish, Alderwood, Rev. A.J. 
Desaulniers, pastor. 
Father Bernard v/eninger. 

St. Basil's Parish, 'Toronto, Father 
Jai^s Donlon, pastor. 
Fathers Eugene Malley and William 

St. Edward the Confessor Parish, Willow- 
dale, Most Rev. F.A. Marrocco, D.D. 
FatherEdward Bader* 

St. Joseph's Convent, Toronto, Wellesley 
Father Louis Bondy. 

St. Leo's Parish, Mimico, Dr. L.A. 
Markle, pastor. 
Father John Redmond. 

St. Mark's Parish, Toronto, Rev. G.J. 
Cochran, pastor. 
Father James Carruthers. 

St. Mary's of the Assumption Parish, 
Owen Sound, Father Clifford 
Cz*owley, pastor. 
Father JohnStapieton. 

St. Patrick's Parish, Dixie, Rev. J.S. 
Howe, pastor. 
Father Cecil Zinger. 

Basilian House of Studies 7 



Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 
Fairport, Rev* Leonard Kelly, 

Fathers Alfred Graham and Wilfrid 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, 1964 

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 
Fairport, Rev. Leonard Kelly, 
Father Alfred Graham, 

Institute House 


Our Lady of Grace Parish, Aurora, 

Ontario, Rev. M.R. Lynett, pastor, 
Father James Daley. 

Sacred Heart Parish, Dearborn, Michigan, 
Msgr. Walter Hardy, pastor. 
Father Reginald 0»Donnell. 

St. Agnes Parish, i'oronto, Franciscan 
Father Ambrose Raft is. 

St. Andrew's Parish, Oakville, Ontario, 
Msgr. V.A. Priester, pastor. 
Father Laurence Shook. 

St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, Port 
Credit, Ontario, Rev. F.X. O'Reilly, 
Father Harold Gardner. 

St. i^nica's Parish, 'Toronto, Rev. B.T. 
Madigan, pastor. 
Father Michael Sheehan. 

St. Paul's Parish, 'Toronto, Rev. G.W. 
O'Brien, pastor. 
Father Armand Maurer. 

Institute House 9 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, I964 

Our Lady of Grace Parish, Aurora, 

Ontario. Rev. M»H. Lynett, pastor, 
Father Harold Gardner. 

St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, Port - 
Credit, Ontario, Rev. F.S. O'Reilly, 
Father Anaand Maurer. 

St. Monica's Parish, ^oronto. Rev. E.T# 
Madigan, pastor. 
Father James Daley. 

St. Paul's Parish, ^'oronto, Rev.G.W. 
O'Brien, pastor. 
Father Robert Grooker. 

Newiaan Club, U of T 10 


Canadian Martyrs, Toronto, Rev. P. A 
Hendriks, pastor. 
Father Francis Mai Ion. 

University of St. Michael's U 
College, Toronto 


Blessed Sacrament Parish, Toronto, 
Msgr. J.Gm Fullerton, pastor, 
Father Charles Leland. 

Holy Cross Parish, Toronto, Rev# R.S. 
Mller, pastor. 
Father John Quinn. 

Loretto College, Toronto, 
Father John Gallagher. 

Our Lady of Lasalette, Lasalette, 

Ontario, Rev. R.G. Warden, P.P., 
Father Arthur Waligore. 

Precious Blood Jfonastery. Toronto, 
Father Donald McNeil. 

Purification of the B^V.M. Parish, 
Lindsays Ontario, Rev. C.J. 
Carroll, pastor. 
Father Arthur Kim. 

Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish, 
Barrie, Ontario, Msgr. J.M. Clair, 
Father Brian Hennessey. 

St. Anselm's Parish, Toronto, Rev. M.T. 
Griffin, administrator. 
Father Neil Kelly. 

St. Basil's Parish, Toronto, Father 
James Donlon, pastor. 
Fathers William Gibbons, Kevin 
Kirley, and Charles Leland, for 
Midnight Mass. 

University of St. Michael's 12 
College, Toronto 

St. Cecilia's Parish, Toronto, Rev. 
M.J. McGrath, pastor, 
Fathers Robert Madden and Donal 
0' Gorman. 

St. Charles Parish, Toronto, Rev. T.F. 
Hayes, pastor, 
Father Gerard Pilecki. 

St. Joseph's College, Toronto, 
Father Robert Madden # 

St. Joseph's Parish, Beaverton, Ontario, 
Rev. J.H. O'Heill, pastor^ 
Father Michael Quealey. 

St. Joseph's Parish, Bowmanville, 

Ontario, Rev. F.K. Malane, pastor. 
Father Ralph MacDonald. 

St. Mary's Parish, Brampton, Ontario, 
Rev.C.W^ Sullivan, pastor, 
Father Bernard Black. 

St. Patrick's Parish, Stayner, Ontario, 
Rev. P.L. Cahill, pastor. 
Father Stanley Kutz. 

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Toronto, 
Franciscan Fathers, 
Father William Gibbons for confes- 

St. Pius Parish, Toronto, Rev. M.D. 
Allen, pastor. 
Father Norman Iversen. 

University of St. Michael's College 13 

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, ^oronto, 
Msgr. G.J. Kirby, pastor, 
Father Kevin Kirley, for confessions 

SUNDAY LIST February 2, I964 

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Toronto, 
Msgr. J.G. Fullerton, pastor, 
Fathers William Gibbons and Charles 

Holy Cross Parish, -^oronto, Rev. R.S. 
Mller, pastor. 
Father Arthur Kim. 

Loretto College, Toronto, 

Fathers Paul Broadhurst and Michael 

Precious Blood Jfonastery, ^oronto. 
Father David Belyea. 

Sacred Heart Church, Hamilton, Msgr. 
J.B. Ryan, pastor. 
Father Neil Kelly. 

Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish, 
Barrie, Ontario, Msgr. J.M. Clair, 
Father Lawrence Elmer. 

St. Andrew's Parish, Oakville, Ontario, 
Msgr. V.A. Piriester, pastor. 
Father Richard Donovan. 

St. Anselm's Parish, toronto. Rev. M.T. 
Father Arthur Waligore. 

Universitjr of St. Michael's 14 
College, i'oronto 

St. Basil's Parish, Toronto, Father 
James Donlon, pastor ^ 
Fathers John Gallagher and John M« 

St .Cecilia's Parish, -Toronto, Rev. 
M.J. McGrath, pastor. 
Father Brian Hennessey. 

St. Joseph's College, ^^'oronto. 

Fathers Ov/en Lee and Gerard Pilecki 

St. Mary's Parish, Brampton, Ontario, 
Rev. C.W. Sullivan, pastor. 
Father Donald McNeil. 

St. Michael's College Chapel, 
Father Robert Madden. 

St. Patrick's Parish, Sta3mer, Ontario, 
Rev. P.L. Cahill, pastor. 
Father Norman Iversen. 

St* Michael's College School 15 
Christmas List, I963 

Holy Cross Parish, Oshawa, Msgr* P.F. 
Coffey, pastor, 
Father Arnold Megan. 

Immaculate Conception Parish, Toronto, 
Franciscan Fathers, 
Father Arthur Holmes • 

Our Lady's Missionaries, Father Edward 
Flanagan • 

Peter Claver Convent, 

Father Anthony Kelly, 

Queen of Peace Villa, 

Father Maurice Whelan. 

St. Catharines, Ontario, 

Fathers Christopher Iredale, Paul 
Sheehan, and Neil Smith. 

St. Clare's Parish, Toronto, Rev. F.J. 
McGoey, pastor, 

Fatihers Lawrence Faye, John Egsgard^ 
Patrick Gornan, Christopher Iredale, 
Edward flanagan, Anthony Kelly, 
John O'Loane, George Thompson, 
Rocco Yolpe, and Maurice Whelan. 

St. Eugene's Church, served from St. 
Margaret Mary Parish, Rev. M. 
Bolan, pastor. 
Father George Vander Zanden. 

St. James Parish, Colgan, Rev. P.O. 
Atallah, pastor. 
Father Edward Ronan. 

St. Michael's College School 16 
St. John Bos CO Parish, Toronto, Rev. 


D. Pileggi, pastor. 
Father Louis Purcell. 

. Margaret's Parish, Toronto, Rev< 
M. ^olan, pastor, 
Father Maurice Taylor. 

St. Matthew's Parish, Toronto, Rev. I,.?. 
Woods, pastor. 

Fathers Albert Butler and Leo 

St. Monica's Parish, foronto. Rev. E#T» 
Madigan, pastor. 
Father Joseph Penny. 

School Chapel, Father Matthew Sheedy. 

Ursuline Convent, Father Norman Fitz-^ 

SUHDAT LIST — February 2, 1964 

Holy Rosary Parish, Toronto, Rev. V.A. 
Thomson, pastor. 

Fathers George Thompson and George 
?ander Zanden. 

Imaculate Conception Parish, Toronto, 
Franciscan Fathers, 
Father Edward Ronan. 

Peter Claver Convent, 

Father Lawrence Faye. 

St. Michael's College School 1? 

Queen of Peace Villa, 

Fathex* Paul 3heehan» 

St. Bernard's Parish, Toronto, Rev. 
A.K. Marshman, pastor. 
Father Albert Butler# 

St. Clare's Parish, Toronto, Rev. F.J. 
McGoey, pastor, 
Fathers Anthony Kelly, John 
O'Loane ar^ Matthew Sheedy. 

St. Eugene's ^hurch, served frora St. 
Margaret's Parish, Rev. M. 
Bolan, pastor. 
Father Louis nircell. 

St. John Bosco Parish, Toronto, Rev. 
D. Pileggi, pastor. 
Father Arnold Megan. 

St. Margaret's Parish, '^'oronto. Rev. 
M. ^olan, pastor. 
Father Arthur Holnes. 

St. Matthew's Parish, Toronto, Rev. 
|».P. Woods, pastor. 
Fathers John Egsgard and Patrick 

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Toronto, 
Rev. F.R. McGinn, pastor. 
Father Rocco *olpe. 

School Chapel, resident students. 
Father Maurice Taylor. 

St. Mchael's College School Id 

School Chapel, Scholastics, 

Father i^laurice Taylor. 

Ursuline Convent, 

Blather Edward Flanagan 

Michael Power High School 19 


St. Ambrose Parish, Alderwood, Rev. 
A.J. Desaulniers, pastor, 
Patherg Clare f^alone. ^^^ j^j^ 

St. Benedict's Parish, Rexadle, Rev. 

G.B. Breen, pastor^ 

Fathers Edward O'Reilly and Albert 


St. Gregory's Parish, Islington, Rev. 
H.M. Clark son, pastor^ 
Father Paul Speck. 

St. John Bosco Parish, Toronto, Rev. 
D. Pileggi, pastor, 
Father John Damato. 

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Weston, 
Rev. W.R. Morrison, pastor. 

St. Josepn's* Convent, Islington, 
Father John Stortz. 

St. Patrick^s Parish, Dixie, Rev. J.S. 
Hov/e, pastor. 
Father Francis O'Grady. 

Stp i'atrick's Parish, v/ildfield. Rev. 
J.E. Lawlor, pastor. 
Fathers Paul James and Thomas 

School Chapel, Midnight Mass, 
Father Michael Goetz. 

Michael Power High School 20 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, 1964 

Holy Rosary Parish, Toronto, Rev. V«A« 
l^homson, C.S.B., pastor, 
Father John Damato. 

Nativity of Our Lord Parish^ Etobicoke, 
Rev. J.J. Moyer, pastor. 
Father Robert Ritz. 

Our Lady^s Missionaries, Islington, 
Father Edward 0»Reilly. 

Our Lady of Peace Parish, Islington, 
Rev. P.H. Johnson, pastor. 
Fathers John Sullivan, Paul James, 
and Albert Williams. 

St. Benedict's Parish, Rexdael, Rev. 
G.B. Breen, pastor, 
Fathers John Mullins and Paul Speck 

St. Gregory's Parish, Islington, Rev. 
H.M. Clarkson, pastor. 
Fathers Francis 0' Grady and John 

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Albion, 
Rev. V.L. Baker, pastor. 
Father Thomas Mohan. 

St. John the Evangelist Parish, westoh. 
Rev. W.R. Itorrison, pastor. 
Father Clare Mai one. 

St. Joseph's Convent, Islington, 
Father Michael Goeta. 

Michael Power High School 21 

St. Patrick»s Parish, ^^ildfield. Rev. 
J.S. Lawlor, pastor, 
Father James Stricklaud* 

School Cliapel. Sgholastics, 
Father John ullivan. 

Assumption High School 22 


Christ the King Parish, Windsor, Rev. 
P. A. Mugan, pastor, 
Father Daniel Coughlin» 

Godd Shepherd Convent, Windsor, 

Fathers Joseph Dietrich and 
Leonard McGravey. 

Holy Trinity Parish, Detroit, Msgr. 
Clement Kirn, pastor. 
Father Grace Agius. 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Windsor, 
Rev.S.A. Nouvion, pastor. 
Father Vincent Fullerton. 

Our Lady of Mount Carrael Parish, Windsor, 
Rev. P.J. Donovan, pastor, 
Father Charles Armstrong. 

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Windsor, 
Msgr. W.J. Langlois, pastor, 
Father Kenneth Wilson. 

St. Patrick's Parish, Windsor, Rev. 
D.F. Boyer, pastor^ 
Father Arthur Looby. 

St. Theresa Parish, Detroit, Rev. 
Henry Villerot, pastor. 
Father Edmund Young. 

School Chapel, Scholastics, 

Father Thomas Mailloux. 

Assumption High School 23 

SUNDAY LIST ~ February 2, I964 

Christ the King Parish, Windsor, Rey. 
?.km Mugan, pastor. 
Father Daniel Coughlin* 

Good Shepherd Convent, Windsor, 
Fathers Joseph Dietrich and 
Leonard McGravey. 

Holy Trinity Parish, Detroit, Msgr. 
Clement Kirn, pastor. 
Father Grace Agius* 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Windsor, 
Rev. S.A. Nouvion, pastor. 
Father Vincent i*'uilerton« 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Windsor, 
Rev. P.J, Donovan, pastor. 
Father Charles Armstrong. 

Our Lady of the Rosan'' Parish, Windsor, 
Msgr. W.J. Langlois, pastor. 
Father Kenneth ^ilson. 

St. Patrick^s Parish, Windsor, Rev. 
D.F. Boyer, pastor. 
Father Arthxir Looby. 

St. Theresa Parish, Detroit^ Rer. 
Henry Villerot, pastor. 
Father Edmund Young. 

School Cliapel, Resident Students, 
Father Ronald Cullen. 

School Chapel, Scholastics, 
Father ^homas Mailloux. 

Assumption University 24 


Assiunption Parish, Windsor, Father J,R# 
Janisse, C*S«B«, pastor, 
Fathers Donald Faught, Robert 
Fehr, John Hussey, Leonard McOann, 
Daniel I'^wilvihill, John l^irray, 
Williara Nigh, Grordon MacDonald^ 
and Edward Pappert* 

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Windsor,- 
Father V.I. Mclntyre, C.S.B., 
Father Stanley ^rphy. 

Holy Names Convent, Peter Street^ 
Father John O^Meara. 

I.O.D.E. Sanatorium, Rev. F.J. McCarty, 
C.S.B., chaplain, attended from 
Blessed Sacrament Parish, 
Father Ronald Pazik. 

St. Angela »s Parish, Windsor, Rev* H. 
Rossi, P.S.S.C, pastor. 
Father John Murray. 

St.Ann^s Parish, Windsor, Msgr. F.J. 
Brennan, pastor. 
Fathers Francis Boland and 
Leonard McCann. 

St. Claire's Parish, Windsor, Rev. F.J. 
Walsh, pastor. 
Father Norbert Ruth. 

St. Cyprian's Parish, Wyandotte, Mich- 
igan, Rev. J.S. Osmialowski, P.P., 
Father Adrian Record. 

Assumption University 25 

St. Gertrude* s Parish, St. Glair Shores, 
Michigan, Rev. B.R. Crowley, pastor. 
Father John Dougherty* 

St. Gregory* s Parish, St. Glair Beach, 
Ontario, Rev. V.C. Cot^, pastor. 
Fathers John Callaghan and 
Clarence Drouiilard. 

St. John The Baptist Parish, Aaherstburg, 
Ontario, Father James Martin, C.S.B., 
Father John ^iore. 

St. Joseph's ^onvent, Windsor, 
Father Daniel Mulvhill. 

St. B^Iary's Academy, Windsor, 

Fathers Donald Faught and Carlisle 

St. Michael's Parish, Windsor, Rev. C. 
Mouilion, pastor. 
Father Arthur 'i/\feiler. 

St. Raymond's Parish, Detroit, Rev. 
W.A. Hogan, pastor. 
Father Arthur Roberts* 

University Chapel, 

Father George Kosicki* 

Assumption University 26 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, 1964 

Assumption Parish, Windsor, Father J.R* 
Janisse, C.S.B., pastor, 
Fathers Carlisle LeBel, Leonard 
McCann, and Adrian Record. 

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Windsor, 
Father Viator Mclntyre, C.S.B*, 
Father Stanley Murphy. 

Holy Names Convent, Peter Street, 
Father Edward rappert. 

I.O.D.E. Sanatorium, Windsor^ Father 
F.J. McCarty, chaplain, attended 
from Blessed Sacrament Parish, 
Father Ronald Pazik* 

Sacred Heart Parish, Lasalle, Ontario , 
Rev. R.G. Forton, pastor. 
Father Edmund McCorkell. 

St. Ann's Parish, Windsor, Msgr. F.J* 
Brennan, pastor. 
Father Arthur Roberts. 

St. Clare's Parish, Windsor, Rev. F.J. 
Walsh, pastor. 
Father Fi^ancis Poland. 

St. Cyprian's Parish, Wyandotte, Mch- 
igan. Rev. J.S. Osmialowski, pastor. 
Father Gordon MacDonald. 

St. Gertrude^ s ^arish, St. Clair Shores, 
Michigan, Rev. B.R. Crowley, pastor. 
Father John Gallaghan. 

Assumption University 27 

St, Gregory's Parish, St •Clair Beach, 
Ontario, Rev.V.C. Cote, pastor. 
Father James Keon* 

St. Joseph's Convent, Windsor, 
Father William High. 

St. Mary's Academy, Windsor, 
Father John O'Donoghue. 

St. Michael's Parish, Windsor, Rev. C 
Moullion, pastor. 
Father Arthur Vieiler* 

St* Rose Parish, Riverside, Ontario, 
Rev. C.V. McNabb, pastor. 
Father John Hucsey. 

Scholastics' Chapel, 

Father George Kosicki. 

University Chapel, 

Fathers John O'Meara and Norbert 

St. lory's College 2$ 

LIST February 2, I964. 

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Sault Ste» 

Marie, Ontario, Rev* W.G. O'Driscoll, 

Mount St* Joseph Convent, Sault Ste# 
Marie, Ontario. 

Our Lady of Gk>od Counsel Parish, Sault 
Ste* Marie, Ontario, Rev. Q.J. 
Murphy, pastor* 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Sault 
Ste. i^rie, Ontario, Rev. £• Valor- 
osi, pastor. 

Precious Blood Parish, Sault Ste. Marie, 
Ontario, Msgr* J.J. O'Leary, pastor, 

St* Gregory's Parish, Sault Ste. Marie, 
Ontario, Rev* T.H* Jackraan, pastor* 

St. Jerome's Parish, Sault Ste. Marie, 
Ontario, Rev. J*F. Buchheit, pastor* 

St. Monica's Parish, Wawa, Ontario, 
Rev. J. A* Callaghan, pastor, 

St. Joseph's High School 29 


Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish 
Ottawa, Rev. V/.F, Tierney, pastor. 

St. Basil^s Parish, Ottawa, Father A* 
John %th,C.S.B., pastor. 

St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Qlen • 
Nevis, Ontario, Rev. L.A. MacDonell, 

St. Martin de Porres Parish, Bellas 
Corners, Ontario, Rev. D.D. Mac- 
Donald, pastor. 

St. Mary*s Parish, Almonte, Ontario, 
Rev. P.F. French, pastor. 

St. Stanislaus Parish, Copper Oliff^ 

Ontario, Rev. J. A. Mulligan, pastor. 

Darling, Confessions and three Masses. 

Peterborough, Confessions and three 

SUNDAY LIST — Februan-^ 2, I964 

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish 
Ottav/a, Rev. W.F. Tiemey, pastor. 

St. Basil's Parish, Ottawa, Father A. 
John ^uth, C.S.B., pastor. 

St. I^rtin de Porres Parish, Bell's 
Comers, Rev. D.D. MacDonald, P.P. 

St. Joseph's High School 30 

St. Mary's Parish, Almonte, Ontario, 
Rev. P.F. French, pastor. 

Darling, Confessions, Higl:i Mass and 
sermon, class in P.eligious Know- 
ledge after Mass. 

St. Thomas High School 31 


Ccnacle Retreat House, Rosharon, and 
Sacred Heart Chapel, .House Plan- 
tation, Father John Sllins, C.S.B 

Ellington Air Force Base, Father Rene 
Vermilion, Auxiliary Parochial 

In carnate Word Academy, Houston. 

Incarnate Word Convent, Bellaire. 

Sacred Heart Parish, Crosby, Rev. A.J. 
Pavelka, pastor. 

St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Houston, 
Rev. James Welsch, pastor. 

St. Christopher's Parish, Houston, Rev» 
E.K. Fulkerson, pastor. 

St. Francis of ^ssisi Parish, Houston, 
Rev. John ummings, pastor. 

St. Mary's Parish, Humble, Rev. J.J. 
Gordon, O.M.I., pastor. 

St. Nicholas Parish, Houston, Rev. 
Henry ^ouchie, S.S.J. , pastor. 

St. Patrick's Parish, Navasota, Rev. 
Joseph Schneider, pastor. 

St. Stephen's Parish, Houston, Rev. 

Joseph McDermott, O.M.I. , pastor. 

St* Thomas High School 32 

St. Theresa's Parish, Houston, Rev. 
George Rhein, pastor. 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, I964 

Cenacle Retreat House, Rosharon, and 
Sacred Heart Chapel, House Plan- 
tation , Father John Collins, 
C.S.B., pastor. 

Duchesne Country Day School, Houston. 

Ellington Air Force Base, Father Ren6 
Vermillion, C.S.B., Auxiliary 
Parochial Chaplain. 

Our Lady of St. John Parish, Houston, 
Rev. L. Peguero, pastor. 

Our Lady of Sorrows, Houston, Rey. 
Bernard Wagner, O.M.I. , pastor. 

Sacred Heart Parish, Crosby, Rev. A.J. 
Pavelka, pastor. 

St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Houston, 
Rev. James Welsch, pastor. 

St. Christopher's Parish, Houston, Rev. 
E.K. Fulkerson, pastor. 

St. Patrick's Parish| llsiywptf. 

St. Stephen's Parish, Houston, Rev. 
Joseph McDermott, O.M.I. , pastor. 

Un5.vers«3ity of St. Thoraas 33 


Corpus Christi Parish, Houston, Rev* 
C. Flynn, pastor. 

Good Shepherd Convent, Houston. 

Holy Cross Parish, Bay ^ity. Rev. C. 
Martin, pastor. 

Holy Family Parish, Wharton, Rev. L« 
Price, pastor. 

Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Galena Park, 
Rev. P. Harnett, pastor. 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Eagle 
Lake, Rev. A. Didner, pastor. 

Our Lady of Loi^rdes Parish, Hitchcock, 
Rev.F. ^onner, pastor. 

Sacred Heart Parish, Galveston, Rev. 
J. O'Sullivan, pastor. 

St. Basil's Parish, Angleton, Father 

Joseph Shannon, C.S.B., pastor. 

St. Frances Cabrinl Parish, Houston,, 
Rev. A. Doga, pastor. 

St. John the Baptist Parish, Alvin, 

Rev. T. Francis, O.M.I. , pastor. 

St. Jude's Parish, Highlands, Rev. H. 
Paraentier, pastor. 

University of St* Thonas 34 

St. ^Incent de Paul Parish, Houston, 
Rev. J. ^onnolly, pastor. 

Shrine of the True Cross, Dickinson, 
Rev. A.B. Deslatte, pastor. 

University Chapel. 

Villa Maria Hospital, Houston* 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, I964 

All Saints Parish, Houston, Rev. T. 
0» Sullivan, pastor. 

Corpus Christi Parish, Houston, Rev* 
C. Flynn, pastor. 

Good Shepherd Convent, Houston. 

Holy Cross Parish, Bay City, Rev.C. 
Martin, pastor. 

Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Galena Park, 
Rev. P. Harnett, pastor. 

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Hitchcock, 
Rev. F. Conner, pastor. 

St. Anne*s Parish, Houston, Father 
Lawrence Lacey, C.o.B., pastor. 

St. Basil^s Parish, Angleton, Father 
Joseph Shannon, C.3.B«, pastor. 

St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Houston, 
Rev. A. Doga, pastor. 

University of St. Thomas 35 

St. Jude's Parish, Highlands, Rev. H. 
Parmentier, pastor. 

St. Pius Parish, Houston, Rev. A. 
O'Connell, pastor. 

Shrine of the True Cross, Dickinson, 
Rev. A. Deslatte, pastor. 

University Chapel. 

University House of Studies for Basilian 

Villa de Mat el Convent, Houston. 

Villa Maria Hospital, Houston. 

Catholic Central High School 36 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, I964 

Epiphany Parish, Detroit, Rev. Charles 
Dohring, pastor, 
Father James Rankin • 

Guardian Angels Parish, Clawson, Rev, 
Lawrence Metj'-siak, pastor, 
Father Edward Donoher. 

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, River Rouge, 
Msgr. E,J. Glemet, pastor. 
Father William Stoba. 

Precious Blood Parish Convent. 

St. Andrew's Parish, Rochester, Michigan, 
Rev. Edward Baumgartner, pastor. 
Father Joseph Miller. 

St. Bede's Parish, ^outhfield. Rev. 
Cyril Keating, pastor. 
Father Norbert Clemens. 

St. Brigid's Parish, Detroit, Rev* 
George Brennan, pastor. 
Father Richard Elmer. 

St. Christopher's Parish, Detroit, Rev. 
Christopher Leahy, pastor. 
Father James Enright. 

St. Clement's Parish, Centerline, Rev. 
Edward T. Murray, pastor. 
Father Charles Christopher. 

Catholic Central High School 37 

Stn Francis d'Assisi Parish, Detroit, 
Rev# Joseph Oierut, pastor, 

St. Francis dc Sales Parish, Detroit, 
Rev. Vincent Griffin, pastor. 

Father Joseph Barnes. 

St. Hugo's Parish, Bloomfield Kills, 
Rev. Edward Foumier, pastor. 
Father Francis Tevlin. 

St. Linus Parish, Dearborn, Rev. Paul 
Hennes, pastor^ 

Father Jaraes Embser. 

St. Monica's ^arish, Detroit, Rev. Robert 
J-!alchay, pastor. 
Father Patrick Lewis. 

St. Peter's Parish (Lithuanian), Detroit, 
Rev. Walter Stanievich, pastor, 
Father Gerard French. 

St. Pius Parish, Southgate, Rev. William 
Swift, pastor. 
Father Canning Harrison. 

St. Suzanne's Parish, Detroit, Rev. 
Victor Lorons, pastor. 
Father Leo Klosteraan. 

School Chapel, Scholastics. 

St. Mary* 8 Boys' High School 38 


Christ the King Parish, Currie Barracks, 
Calgary, Major L.G* Schmidt, 
Father Lawrence Moran. 

Sacred Heart Parish, Oyen, Rev. B. 
Hoschka, pastor. 
Father Bernard McCarron. 

Sacred Heart Parish, *^trathmore, Rev. 
J. Gibbons, pastor. 
Father Robert '//hyte. 

St. Anthony's Parish, Drumheller, Rev. 
J.H. Smith, pastor. 
Father Frederick Cahill. 

St. Gerard's Parish, Calgary, Msgr. J. 
O'Brien, pastor. 
Father James Whelihan. 

St. James Parish, Okotoks, Rev. £• 
Mulvill, pastor J. 
Father William Coyle. 

St. Stephen's Parish, Olds, Rev. A. 
McRae, pastor, " 
Father Harold O'Leary. 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, I964 

Brothers of Lourdes, Calgary, 
Father *^ames Wheliahn. 

St, Ma2*y»s ^oys» High School 39 

Christ the King Parish, Claresholm, 
Rev. S. tolnar, pastor, 
Father William Kelly. 

Christ the King Parish, Currie Barracks, 
Calgai^, Major L^C. Schmidt, 
Father Lawrence Moran. 

St# Agnes Parish, Car stairs. Rev. J. 
Clancy, pastor. 
Father Robert Whyte. 

St. Cecilia's Parish, Calgary, Rev. S. 
Molnar, pastor. 
Father Paul Meloche. 

St. Stephen's Parish, Olds, Rev. A. 
McRae, pastor. 
Father Frederick Cahill. 

Sacred Heart Convent, Clagary, 
Father William Coyle. 

Ursuline Convent, Calgary, 

Father Bernard McCarron. 

St. Francis High School 40 


Holy Family Parish, Femie, B.C., Rev. 
Josepn Barnes, pastor. 
Father Gerald Gregoire. 

Our Lady of the Assumption ^arish, 

Lethbridge, Father Roger deBilly, 
C.S.B., pastor. 
Father John "^iison. 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 

Foremost, Rev. Gerald Gillis, P.P< 
Father John "^ilson. 

St. Catharine's Parish, Picture Butte, 
Rev. John McNamee, pastor. 
Father Clarence Watrin. 

St. Joseph's Parish, Vauxhall, Rev. 
David Andrews, pastor. 
Father Howard Keon. 

St. Aloysius Convent. Lethbridge, 
Faithful Companions of Jesus. 

St. Michael s Hospital, Lethbridge, 
SisterS of St. Ifertha. 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, I964 

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 

Lethbridge, Father Roger deBilly, 
C.S.B., pastor. 
Father William Lewis. 

St. Francis High School 41 

Sacred Heart Parish^ Raymond, Rev. John 
Weisgerber, pastor, 
Father John Wilson. 

St. Aloysius Convent, Lethbridge, Faith* 
ful Companions of Jesus, 
Father William Lewis. 

St. Catherine's Parish, Picture Butte, 
Rev. John McMamee, pastor. 
Father Clarence Watrin. 

St. Michael's Hospital, Lethbridge, 
Sisters of St. Martha, 
Father Howard Keon. 

St. Joseph's Parish. Coalhurst, Rev. 
Rupert MfeicLellan, pastor. 
Father Howard Keon. 

St. Peter's Parish, Milk ^iver. Rev. 
Henry Doiron, pastor. 
Father Gerald Gregoire. 

St. Mark»s College 42 


Notre Dame Convent, Vancouver, 
Father Edwin Garvey. 

St. Anthony's Parish, Vancouver, Rev. 
John Hanrahan, pastor. 
Father Francis Firth. 

St. John the Baptist Parish, Comox, 
Vancouver Island, Rev. J.//. 
Tunnes, pastor. 
Father Gerald McGuigan. 

St. Joseph's Parish. Powell River, B.C. 
Rev. John B, CQ^iins, pastor. 
Father Michael Oliver. 

St. Mary's Church, Vancouver, Rev. P. 
0' Sullivan, pastor. 
Father James Hanrahan. 

SUNDAY LIST, February 2, 1964 

Anay Base, Vancouver, 

Father Michael Oliver. 

St. Anthony's Parish, Vancouver, Rev. 
John Hanrahan, pastor. 
Father Francis Firth. 

St. Mark's Chapel, Students Masses, 
Fathers Edwin Garvey and James 

St. Mary's Parish, Vancouver, Rev. P. 
O'Sullivan, pastor. 
Father Gerald McGuigan. 

St. Mark's College 43 

St. "Vincent's Hospital, Forty Hours 
Father Edwin Garvey. 

Institution Secondaire du 44 

Sacr^-Coeur, Annonay 


Cheylard (Le), Father Fernand Geneston. 

Montreal, Father Jean Roure. 

Notre Dame, Annonay, Father Wallace 

Roiffeux, Father Michel Deglfene. 

Rosidres, Father Georges Reynouard. 

St. Etienne de Valoux, Father Charles 

St. Frangois d^Assisi, Annonay, for 

Confessions, Father Michel Degl^ne 

St. Julien Molin-I4olette (Haute Loire), 
Father Felix Pouzol. 

SerriSres, Father Lucien Brot» 

Vanosc, for Confessions, Father 
Charles Principe. 

Vidalon-l&s-Annonay, Father Rene Robert. 

Villevocance, Father Jacques Deglesne. 

College Chapel, Fatner Marcel Lextrait* 

Institution Secondaire du 45 

Sacre-Coeur, ^nnonay 

SUNDAY UST — February 2, 1964 

SerriSres, for the High Mass. 

St. Franqois d'Ai^sisi, Annonay, Parish 
Mass in the ^ollege Chapel at 8:00 
with the same announcements as are 
read in the parish church. 

St» Thomas Ifore College 46 


Air Force Base, Alsak (Mission from 
Sacred Heart Parish, Marengo, Rev. 
F. Kolla, pastor). 
Father Robert Finn. 

Harris (Mission from Sz. Theresa^s 

Parish^ Rosetovm, Rev. L.H. Shirley, 


Father Brian Inglis. 

Sacred Heart Parish, Eston, Rev. S. 
Rakus, pastor. 
Father Francis Bums. 

Sacred Heart Parish, Marengo, Rev. F. 
Kolla, pastor. 
Father Oscar Kegan. 

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 
Milden, Rev. L. Kondziorski, ad- 
Father Joseph 0*Donnell. 

St. Gerard's Parish, Yorkton, Rev. G. 
Gunnip, C.Ss.R., pastor. 
Father Patrick Gallagher. 

St. John ^osoQ Parish, Saskatoon, 
Rev. B. I^rand, pastor. 
Father Gregory Mai Ion. 

St. Thomas More College Ciriapel, 

Fathers Paul Mallon, ^obert Mont- 
ague, Thomas Stokes and Peter Swan. 

University Hospital, 

Father Gregory Mallon. 

St. Thomas More College 47 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, I964 

Harris (Mission from St. Theresa *s 
Parish, Rosetown), Rev. L.H. 
Shirley, pasU>r, 
Father Oscar Regan. 

St. Philip's Parish, Saskatoon, Rev. 
D. Jfecgillivray, pastor. 
Father Peter Swan. 

St. Thomas More College Chapel, 

Fathers Francis Burns, Robert 
Finn, Gregory Mailon, Paul Mai Ion 
and Joseph O'Donnell. 

Sisters of Child Jesus Convent, Saskatoon, 
Father Thomas Stokes. 

Sisters of Mission Service Convent, 
Father Basil ^llivan. 

Sisters of Mission Servide Mother House, 
Father Robert Jfontague. 

Sisters of Service Convent, Saskatoon, 
Father Eugene O'Reilly. 

Sisters of Sion Convent, Saskatoon, 
Father Brian Inglis. 

University Hospital, Saskatoon, 
Father Patrick Gallagher. 

Andrean High School 1^ 

SUNDAY LIST, February 2, I964 

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Gary, Rey, 
Louis Madejczyk, pastor. 

Holy Angels Cathedral, Gary, Rev. John 
C* Witte, Rector. 

Imtnaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Inde- 
pendence Hill, Indiana, Rev. 
Heman Schoudel, pastor. 

Our Lady of Knock Parish, Calumet City, 
Illinois, Rev. Michael Neary, 

Queen of All Saints Parish, Michigan 
City, Indiana, Rev. Leonard 
Cross, pastor. 

Sacred Heart Parish, Michigan City, 

Indiana, Rev. Henry Ameling, 

St. Ann's Parish, Beverly Shores, 

Indiana, Rev. Henry Ameling, 

St. Emeric Parish, Country Club Hills, 
Illinois, Rev. Stephen %an, 

St. Kieran Parish, Chicago Heights, 

Illinois, Rev. Joseph McCarthy, 

Andrean High School 49 

St. Luke's Parish, Gary, Very Reverend 
H. Jaraes Conway, pastor. 

St. Mark's Parish, Gary, Rev. Alvin 
Jasinski, pastor. 

St. Mary's Parish, Park Forest, Illinois, 
Rev. Henry ^likening, pastor. 

St. Mary of the Lake Parish, Gary, Very 
Reverend Ferdinand Melevaga, pastor. 

SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Gary, Rev. 
John Beckman, pastor. 

Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius 
Convent, Andrean High School. 

Aquinas Institute 50 


Annunciation Parish, Rochester, Rev. 
Albert Simmonetti, pastor, 
Fathers David Heath, Joseph 
O^Reilly and Norman Roy. 

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Rochester, 
Msgr. Thomas Connors, pa stor. 
Father John Whitley. 

Holy Angels Home, Rochester, 
Father Cyril Carter. 

Holy Rosary Parish, Rochester, Msgr. 
Charles Shay, pastor. 
Fathers Michael Biondi and Charles 
Donovan . 

Mother of Sorrows Parish^ Rochester, 
Rev. Daniel 0*Rourke, pastor, 
Fathers James Cross, Edward Doser 
and Iiawrence Carney. 

Nazareth Hall Academy, Rochester, 
Father Albert Gaelens. 

Precious Blood Parish, Rochester, Rev. 
Sebastian Contegiacomo, C.PP.S, 
Father Francis Grescoviak. 

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester, 
Bidiop Lawrence Casey, Rector, 
Fathers Francis Kelly and John Ware. 

Aquinas Institute 51 

St. Andrew's Parish, Rochester, Msgr. 
Eckl, pastor, 

Fathers John Cherry and Leonard 

St. Anne*s Parish, Rochester, Msgr. 
William Naughton, pastor. 
Father William Brown. 

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Rochester, 
Rev. Michael Tydings, pastor. 
Father John Neary. 

St. Cecilia's Parish, Rochester, ReT. 
Bernard Hewcomb, pastor, 
Father Roy Oggero. 

St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Rochester, 
Msgr. Robert Keleher, pastor. 
Fathers Peter Etlinger and Leon Hart 

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Rochester, 
Msgr. Patrick Moffat, pastor. 
Fathers Francis Boehm and Robert 

St. Helen's Parish, Rochester, Rer. 
John B. Sullivan, pastor. 
Father John Spratt. 

St. James Parish, Rochester, ReV. 
Francis Feeney, pastor. 
Fathers Allen Genca and Fredrick 

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Greece, 
Rev. Donald Lux, pastor. 
Father Cyril Udall. 

Aquinas Institute 52 

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Hum- 
boldt Street, Rochester, Msgr. 
Charles Boyle, pastor. 
Fathers Lawrence Carney and 
Frederick Wajda. 

St. Leo's Parish, Hilton, Rst. Jacob 
Rauber, pastor. 
Father William Brown. 

SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Rochester, 
Rev. Robert Fox, pastor. 
Father William Schreiner. 

St. Rita's Parish, West Webster, Rev. 
Francis Kleehamraer, pastor. 
Fathers Thomas Dugan and Robert 

St. Salome's Parish, Point Pleasant, 
Rev. Idward Eschrich, pastor. 
Fathers William Marceau and Robert 
Chauvini and Father Norman Roy. 

St. Theodore's Parish, Rochester, Msgr. 
Dennis Rickey, pastor. 
Father Thomas Miller* 

St. ThoBB3 the Apostle Parish, Rochester, 
Msgr. Richcird Burns, pastor. 
Fathers Michael Biondi and Albert 
Gael ens. 

Aquinas Institute 53 

SUNDAY LIST, February 2, I964 

Aquinas Residence Cliapel, Community Mass^ 
Father Fergus Sheehy. 

Annunciation Parish, Rochester, Rev# 
Albert Simmonetti, pastor, 
Fathers Joseph O^Reilly and Norman 

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Rochester, 
Msgr, Thomrts Connors, pastor. 
Father John Whitley. 

Holy Angels Home, Rochester, 
Father Cyril Carter. 

Holy Family Parish, Rochester, Msgr. 
George Schmitt, pastor. 
Father David Heath* 

Holy Ghost Parish, Rochester, Rev# 
Albert Geiger, pastor, 
Father Leonard Cullen. 

Holy Rosary Parish, Rochester, Msgr. 
Charles Shay, pR stor. 

Fathers Michael Biondi and Charles 

Holy Trinity Parish, Webster, Rev. 
Raymond Keisel, pastor. 
Father James Cross. 

Mother of Sorrows Parish, Rochester, 
Rev. Daniel 0*Rourke, pastor. 
Fathers John Cherry, Edward Doser 
and John Ware. 

Aquinas Institute 54 

Nazareth Hall Acaderay, Rochester, 
Father Francis Boelim. 

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Ro- 
chester, Msgr. Leo Smith, pastor, 
Father John Ware. 

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Rochester, 
Msgr. Leslie Whalen, pastor. 
Father Williara Brown. 

St. Andrew's Parish, Rochester, Msgr. 
George Eckl, pastor, 

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Rochester, 
Rev. Michael Tydings, pastor. 
Father Thomas Dugan. 

St. Cecilia's Parish, Rochester, Rev. 
Bernard Ncwcomb, pastor. 
Father Roy Oggero. 

St. Charles Parish, Rochester, Msgr. 
Robert Keleher, pastor. 
Father Leon Hart. 

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Rochester, 
Msgr. Patrick Moffat, pastor. 
Father Robert Chauvin. 

St. Helen's Parish, Rochester, Rev. 
John B. ^ullivan, pastor. 
Father John Spratt. 

St. James Parish, Rochester, Rev. 
Francis Feeney, pastor. 
Father Allen Genca. 

Aquinas Institute 55 

St. John the Evangelisst Parish, Greece, 
Rev. Donald Lux, pastor, 
Fathers Peter Etlinger and Cyril 

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Humboldt 
Street, Rochester, Msgr. Charles 
Boyle, pastor. 
Father Lawrence Carney. 

St. Michael's Parish, Lyons, Msgr. John 
Neary, pastor. 
Father John Heary. 

SS« Peter and Paul Parish, Rochester, 
Rev. Robert Fox, pastor. 
Father Lawrence Schreiner. 

St. Rita's Parish, West Webster, Rev. 
Francis Kleehsimmer, pastor. 
Father Norbert Reuss. 

St. Salome's Parish. Point Pleasant, 
Rev. Edward Eschrich, pastor. 
Father Frederick Wajda. 

St. Theodore's Parish, Rochester, 
Msgr. Dennis Hickey, pastor. 
Fathers Thomas Miller and Norman 

Sxrnday off for Fathers Albert Gaelena, 
Francis Grescoviak, Francis Kelly 
and Robert Klem. 

St. John Fisthsr College 56 


Mercy High School, Rochester, 
Father Peter Sheehan* 

Monastery of the Discalced Carmelite 
Nunrs, Pittsford, 
Fathers Leo Klem and Leo McGrady. 

Our Lady of Loiirdes Parish, Rochester, 
Msgr. Leslie Whalen, pastor^ 
Fathers Gerald Dillon and Michael 

Queen of Peace Parish, Rochester, Rev# 
James Slattery, pastor. 
Father Gareth Poupore» 

St. Anthony Piirish, Cortland, Rev. Carl 
Denti, pastor. 
Father Donald McCarthy. 

St. Dominic* s Parish, Shortsville, Rev. 
John Woloch, pastor. 
Father John Poluikis. 

St. Francis Parish, Phelps, Rev. 
Edward Simpson, pastor^ 
Father Frederick Black. 

St. Joseph's Parish, Cainillus, Rev. 
Thomas Guyder, pastor. 
Father Joseph Dorsey. 

St. Louis Parish, Pittsford, Rev. John 
Reddington, pastor. 
Fathers Robert Miller and John 

St* John Fisher College 57 

St, Patrick* 3 Parish, Macedon^ Rey. 
Charles McCarthy, pastor. 
Father Joseph Trovato. 

St. Thomas tore Parish, Rochester, Rev. 
Francis Pegnam, pastor. 
Fathers Daniel Burns, John Cavanaugh^ 
Leo Hetzler and Charles Laveiy. 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, 1964 

Monasteiry of the Discalced Carmelite 
Nuns, Pittsford, 
Father Leo KcGrady. 

Nazareth Motherhouse of the Sisters of 
St. Joseph, Rochester, 
Father Robert Miller. 

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Rochester, 
Msgr. Leslie Whalen, pastor. 
Father John Cavanaugh. 

Queen of Peace Parish, Rochester, Rev. 
James Slattery, pastor. 
Father Frederick Black. 

St. Dominic's Parish, Shortsville, Rev, 
John V/oloch, pastor. 
Father Donald McCarthy. 

St. Joseph^s Parish, Penfield, Rev. 
John Malley, pastor. 
Fathers Daniel Burns and Peter 

John Fisher College 5^ 

St. Louis Parish, Pittsford, Rev. John 
Reddington, pastor, 
Father Harold Perry. 

St. Thomas More Parish, Rochester, Rev* 
Francis Pegnam, pastor. 
Fathers Leo Hetzler and John Ruth. 

St. John Fisher College, Students Mass, 
Father Joseph Trovato. 

Maison Saint-Basile 59 


St. Bruno's Parish, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 
Father Samuel Feraiano. 

S. Franqois de Sales Parish, 
Father Conrad Wieczorek. 

SUNDAY LIST — February 2, I964 

St. Bruno's Parish, Issy-les-Moulineaux^ 
Father Samuel Feminao. 

St. Charles College 60 

CHRISraAS LBT, 1963 

Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Coniston, 
Rev* 0. Campeau, pastor. 
Fathers Peter Mosteller and Basil 

Our Lady of Peace Parish, Gapreol, 
Rev. H.A. O'Neill, pastor. 
Father Donald Furlong. 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 

Sudbury, Rev. H.R. Brennan, pastor. 
Father Claude Vincent. 

St. Alexander Parish, Chelmsford, Rev. 
G.J. Sullivan, pastor. 
Father Leonard Thompson. 

St. Andrew's Parish, Sudbury, Rev. E.T. 
Kennedy, pastor. 
Father Hodgson Marshall, 

St. Bartholomew's Parish, Levack, Rev. 
J.M. Wells, pastor. 
Fathers Wilfrid Janisse and Claude 
Vincent . 

St. Clement's Parish, Sudbury, Msgr. 
C.J. Salini, pastor. 
Father Peter Hosteller. 

St. Michael's Parish, Creighton Mine, 
Rev. J.E. Regan, pastor. 
Father Thomas Lawlor. 

Naughton, Mission of St. Christopher's 
Parish, Whitefish, Rev. J.M. Hompes, 
Father Leo Reilly. 

St. Charles College 61 


General Hospital, Sudbury, 
Father Donald Furlong. 

Marymount College, Sudbury, 
Father Basil Glavin. 

Naughton, Mission of St. Christopher's 
Parish, Whitefish, Rev. J.M. Hompes, 
Father Thomas Mctteavy. 

Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Coniston, Rev. 
0. Campeau, pastor. 
Father John Crowley. 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 

Sudbury, Rev. H.R. Brennan, pastor. 
Father Hodgson Marshall. 

St. Andrew's Parish, Sudbury, Rev. E.T# 
Kennedy, pastor. 
Father Leonard Thompson. 

St. Clement's Parish, Sudbury, Msgr^ 
C.J. Salini, pastor. 
Father Thomas Lawlor. 

St. Michael's Parish, Creighton Mine, 
Rev. J.E. Regan, pastor. 
Father Ralph Koehler. 

St. Patrick's Parish, Sudbury, Rev. 
P.O. Theriault, pastor. 
Father Peter Mosteller. 

St. Charles College 62 

St. Stanislaus Parish, Copper Cliff, 
Rev. J .A. Mulligan, pastor. 
Father Leo Reilly. 

School Chapel. Scholastics' Mass, 
Father Wilfrid Janisse. 

Father Claude Vincent 63 

March 3, 1964* 

St. Charles College 
258 Pine Street 
Sudbury, Ontario. 

Dear Father, 

Here are the records you 
asked for. Sorry for the delay. We 
start exams this week. Our teams are 
doing fairly well — Fr. Marshall's 
especially. We are awaiting the ap- 
pointments and wondering what the 
changes will be — with the usual 
number of rximours floating around, 
^here is a possibility os some changes 
being done to the chapel this summer — 
nothing too definite as yet. So long 
for now. 

Yours in Christ 

Claude . 

(Letter from Father Claude Vincent to 
Father Robert Scollard in answer to a 
request for the I963 Christmas List of 
St. Charles College and the Sunday List 
for February 2, 1964« Original deposited 
in the Gneral Archives) 

Father Frederick Zakoor 6k 

January 31, 1964. 

St* Mary's College 
i^ilson and Wilcox 
Sault Ste. Marie, 

I hope this is what you are looking for 
and that you can read through my typing. 

We have not delved into the new liturgy 
as yet. Several of our priests already 
have permission to read their office in 
English beginning Feb. 16th. We are 
still waiting for our official trans- 
lation of Basilian prayers from you. 

Nothing has been done with our chapel 
as yet but I still have hope. We are 
very cautious when it comes to change 
and to spending money. 

Father Moe Taylor will be here in the 
first week of Lent to preach the stud- 
ents retreat. The skiing is terrific 
if you desire to join us in the winter 

Sorry to say that Fr. Carr has no direct 
impact in the Sault so there is nothing 
to send you on him. 

All are well. 

In ^hrist, 


Father Frederick Zakoor 65 

January 31, 1964. 

(letter from Father Frederick Zakoor, 
St. Mary*s College, to Father Robert 
Scollard at the Curial House, for\^ard- 
ing the Christinas List, 1963, of St. 
Mary's College and the Sunday List of 
February 2, 1964« At the same time he 
was asked if there was any information 
about Father Henry Carr around St. 
Mary's College. Original deposited in 
the General Archive sT 

Father Gerald Gregoire 66 

St. Francis High School 
Lethbridge, Alberta, 
February 6, I964. 

Dear Fr« Scollard, 

Both Ghrietmas list 
and Feb. 2 were very heavy. Last Sun- 
day saw a couple of priests away on a 
holiday, thus asked for help. *'his is 
somewhat unusual. 

Everything is going 
well here. The weather is like summer. 
It was 53 the day before yesterday. Fr. 
Lewis' hand is responding but will need 
daily therapy for quite some time. He 
was very fortunate* 

Hope you are well. 

Yours in Christ, 

Gerry Gregoire. 

(Letter from Father Gerald Gregoire, 
Superior of the Basilian Residence at 
St. Francis High School, Lethbridge, 
to Father Father Robert Scollard at the 
Gurial House, forwarding the Christmas 
List for 1963 and the Sunday List for 
February 2, I964. Father William Lewis 
had cut his arm in an automible accident 
just before Christmas, hence the refer- 
ence to his recovery. Original deposited 
in the General Archives) 

Father Paul Meloche 6? 

February k, 1964 • 

181S First St.S.E. 
Calgary, Alberta 

Dear Father Scollard, 

News of Father McGuire^s death 
came as a shock. Four of us had him 
for Novice-Master. We knew that he 
hadn't been in top shape but Bernie and 
I had seen him at Christmas and had 
brought back reasonably favourable 
reports. He was an ideal priest to 
break in raw recruits. His quiet, un- 
assuming yet observant way made you 
want to learn about religious life — 
how to live and how to adapt yourself 
to its demands — a silent example. 

I enclose your request. Kelly 
and I were not in Calgary to make the 
Christmas list. I was on "loan" to 
the Windsor district. I regret not 
having had the opportunity of making 
much more than an acknowledging nod 
when I saw you. I had planned on going 
over to the Curial House — there were 
matters to discuss — but as it turned 
out, the Conference kept me busy. I 
shall have to discuss these matters 
with the Visitor. 

It is unfortunate that we are not 
fflore in contact with headquarters (some 
consider this a blessing). Admittedly 
we are far and our problesm may not ap- 
pear to be so terribly important on the 

Father Paul Meloche 6S 

February 4, 1964 • 

surface, as compared with those which 
exist in our other houses, but they are 
nevertheless of quite some significance 
and concern, and cannot be ignored. 
Very shortly they will require some 
needed attention. For years we have 
been the house of least concern and 
possibly with the least headaches. But 
like the others we too have been sowing 
and \:e are now starting to gather some 
of the fruit. It is not all Grade A. 

The Novices seem to be holding on. 
Please God, the Scholastics will do like- 
wise. It was good returning among them 
during the Christmas holidays. I didn't 
visit either Novitiate, but I did cir- 
culate among the Scholastics both in 
Toronto and Windsor. The Conference 
drew in many from the other houses. 

We are enjoying good health and 
good weather. We dare not hope that the 
weather is here to stay — after all, 
February is just beginning. 

Sincerely in Christ, 


(Letter of Father Paul Meloche, St. 
Mary's Boys' High School, Calgary, send- 
the Christmas List for I963 and the Sun- 
day List for February 2, I964, to Father 
Robert Scollard, Curial House. Original 
deposited in the General Archives) 

Father Daniel Burns 69 

February 2?, 1964. 


Deqr Bob, 

Sorry to have been so long in 
replying to your request for Sunday and 
Christmas lists. Big reason is that I 
am a procrastinator at letter writing* 

Everything is going pretty well 
here. All are well except Father McGrady 
is having some trouble with his tongue. 
He says it is not serious, but some 
surgery must be done soon. It seems to 
me that anything like that is pretty 

The classroom and faculty-office 
building is progressing according to 
projected plans, although all the work 
has been underground so far. The steel 
is expected to be going up soon. The 
gyra is beautiful and serving a greatly 
needed purpose. It is just vdiat the 
boys needed to use up their extra energy. 
Ward Hall seems to be functioning very 
well. I think the House of Studies is 
about finished. 

We shall be awaiting your lists 
with trepidation and excitement. 

Regards to all the confreres. 

Father Daniel Burns 70 

February 27, 196/v. 

Sincere]^ yours 
Dan Bums, CSB. 

(I^etter from Father Daniel Burns, St. 
John Fisher College, Rochester, sending 
the Christmas List for I963 and the 
Sunday List for February 2, I964, to 
Father Robert Scollard at the Curial 
House. Original deposited in the 
General Archives.) 

Father William Young 71 

February 5, 196if 

3SI2 Ifentrose Boulevard 
Houston $, Texas. 

Dear Father Scollard, 

Sorry that I did 
not answer your letter sooner but Father 
Caird was away at San Antonio for a 
liturgical convention and I had to await 
his return to obtain the Christmas list 
from the local archives. I hope the 
attached list contains all the inform- 
ation you desire. If not, let me know. 
I did not think you would be interested 
in what Basiiian went where, so I did 
not include it. 

Everyone is well 
here. We were sorry and shocked to hear 
of Father Mc^uire's death. He was cer- 
tainly a good priest and a gentle soul. 
I imagine that your boss has returned 
by now; we tried to keep him here as 
long as we could. 

The weather is 
cool but at least the sun has returned ♦ 
The last few days have been miserable — 
nothing but rain. We haven't had snow 
in four years. 

Best wishes. 

In Christ, 
Bill Y. 

Father William Young 72 

February 5, 1964. 

(Letter from Father William J. Young, 
University of St. Thomas, Houston, 
sending the Christmas List for 19o3 and 
the Sunday List for February 2, 1964, 
to Father ftobert Scollard at the Curial 
House. The reference "your boss" is to 
the presencein Houston of the Superior 
General, Father Joseph Wey, making a 
visitation of the Houses in Texas • 
Original deposited in the General 

Father Edwin Garvey 73 

January 29, 1964. 

5960 Chancellor Blvd 
Vancouver 8, B.C. 

Dear Bob: 

We would be happy if you would 
get a marker for Father Carr's grave and 
forward the bill to St. Mark's. 

I am enclosing the lists as 
requested. I can see that some old 
records would be interesting — for in- 
stance I would like to see some old 
lists for Assumption hands in the 20's 
and 30*s. 

We had a very successful Church 
Unity meeting last Sunday. Was sitting 
between Bishop Gower (Anglican) and 
Archbishop Duke and think they were 
both a bit mystified by the whole affair. 

McLuhan and Harley Pasher from 
Ontario Museum are staying here this 
week. Robert Speaight just left this 

Everyone seems to be quite busy 
here but no particular news. 

^^^rery best wish 


(Letter from Father Edwin C. Garvey, St. 
Mark's College sending the Christmas List 
1963 and the Sunday List, Feb. 2, 1964, 
to Father Robert Scollard at the Curial 

Father Michel Degl^ne 74 

February 16, 1964* 



Dear Father Scollard, 

I should have written you a long 
time ago, and this for several reasons: 
in the first place to thank you for the 
news you give me from time to time and 
which I appreciate very, very much; in 
the second place I should give you the 
informations you asked for. 

Well, Father, I hope everyone is 
well at the curial house. It must be 
quite a busy period for you with the 
spring meetingc of the general council, 
and you will be still more burdened if 
preliminary appointments come on March 
?• Here, we just received Fr. Fisch- 
ette's letter and some are already 
thinking and talking about the visi- 

I see that recently we lost two 
confreres, who had by their dedicated 
lives made quite a contribution to our 
community. Of course, I am referring 
to Frs. Carr and Mc^uire. I hope there 
are not too many other confreres who 
are not well. Here in Annonay each one 
seems to be well and busy like in any 
other school. As for me, I find my job 
of pref ecting hard on my nerves and on 
my stomach. 

Father Michel Deglftne 75 

February 16, 1964^ 

You asked for a list of the work 
we did for Christmas and February 2nd. 
As for the last date I have bo mention 
that here in France it does not seem to 
be an important feast, which would re- 
quire extra help in a parish. Ordin- 
arily we do parish work only for major 
feasts, that is: November 1st, Christmas, 
Holy Week and Easter, a little bit for 
Pentecost, August 15th. 

"J^his year one priest goes to 
SerriSres each Sunday to sing High Mass. 
Moreover there is a parish mass (for 
the parishioners of St. Francis* Parish) 
in the school's chapel, each Sunday at 
S.a.m. i'his is all the work we do regul- 
arly on Sundays, '^hit is what was done 
on Feb. 2nd. 

Regarding the parish mass at the 
school. Many new constructions appeared 
around the school. People living in 
them belong to St. Francis parish, and 
their number seemed to indicate a new 
church and parish should be created. 
Because of the expenses involved and of 
the priests needed our Bishop simply 
invited them to come to Mass to our 
school vfhich is the nearest spot for 
them. He asked us to celebrate a "par- 
ish" mass for them each Sunday. Announ- 
cements made at the Mass are the same 
which are made at St. Francis. One more 
thing: our boarders mix with the people 
for that mass, they do not sit in a 

Father Michel Degl^ne 76 

February 16, 1964* 

special spot but they spread themselves 
all around with the congregation. 

Now regarding parish work done 
for Christmas. Fr. Roune had no parish 
work, Fr. Celette was away, Fr. Marcou 
is chaplain some place, Frs. Mazet and 
^pitalon are, of course, too old. 

Fr. Robert, Vidalon-l^s-Annonay 
(confessions only). Fr. Pouzol, St. 
Julien Molin-Molette (Haute-Loire) . Fr. 
Brot, Serri^res; Fr. Re^mouard, Rosi^res 
(home parish); Fr. Geneston, Le Cheylard; 
Fr. Piatt. Notre Dame. Annonay; Fr. Roure, 
ffontr^al {home parish) ; Fr. Lextrait, 
college du S-C; C. Principe, Vanosc 
(confessions) et St. Etienne de Valoux; 
J. Deglesne, Villevocance; H. DeglSne, 
St. Frangois d* Annonay (confessions) 
et Roifffeux. 

Well, dear Father there is what 
you asked for. If you need more inform- 
ations just ask and it will be a pleasure 
for me to give whatever I can. I must 
write to Fr. Wey in a short time since 
I have not been able to find the neces- 
sary books for my junior priest's exam 
(and this in spite of the fact that I 
had Sam looking for the books in Paris.) 

1 am ending up now Father. Bfey 
^od bless our entire congregation and 
your work. 

Father Michel Degl^ne 77 

Februaary 16, 1964 • 

Yours in our Lord, 

M. Degldne, C.S.B. 

In your last letter you were talking 
about la S.A«V.I.R»M. It is a very 
big bus factory. It was first started 
by a business man from Annonay, who at 
the start didn't have a penny* His 
name was Jean Besset* He went into 
bankruptcy right after the war; the 
factory was taken over by an association* 
It was sold soon to another and so forth 
two or three times* Finally it got into 
the hands of the SAVIEM which is con- 
nected with RENAULT* ^ince then it has 
taken large proportions; many new build- 
ings have been set up, new employees* 
Because the highway was right in the 
middle of the factory, a new highway 
was constructed next to the factory as 
well as an underground tunnel to connect 
the different parts of the factory* 

(Letter from Father Michel Deglfene, 
L^ Institution 3econdaire du Sacre-Coeur, 
Annonay, sending the Christmas List for 
1963 and the Sunday List for February 
2, 1964, to Father Robert Scollard at 
the Curial House* Original deposited 
in the General Archives) 

Father Samuel Femiano 7^ 

February 27, 1964. 

Dear Father Scollard, 

The Vademecums, ikile and Consti- 
tutions arrived this morning. Thank you 
very much -— Fr« Prince sends his thanks • 
Thank you also for taking care of the 
Directory 1964* Thank you also for the 
note on spending. I realized this al- 
ready or at least I suspected it but 
there are complications. I think it will 
settle soon and stay there. 

Sunday work: Christmas — St. Bruno, 
a parish a few blocks from the house, one 
priest (confessions). 

Feb. 2. ditto. 

1 am the only one who goes out 
regularly although at Christmas Conrad 
helped a parish S. Francois de Sales with 
an evening Mass and a Sunday Mass later^ 
as far as I can remember. (I checked with 
him and the above is correct). 

1 am sorry about the exam but I 
guess I must not have mentioned putting 
it off. I will take it in June since 
the time was not long enough with all 
the things that happen to allow me to 
prepare as I should and also to give me 
a break. I really have not had a real 
let-up in a long time. This exam hang- 
ing over my head is rather a nuisance. 
At the moment all is going well and I 
will have it prepared for June without 

Father Samuel Femiano 79 

February 27, 1964. 

too much trouble. 

I haven^t forgotten your interest in 
drop-outs but it has been a question 
of time more than anything else. I 
shall get to it. 

All is moving along at a normal pace. 
Bud is preparing for his orindation and 
has the liturgical side just about taken 
care of. Fortunately his brother Larry 
is doing most of what has to be done 
from Lhat side of the water. I started 
German. I think I must have mentioned 
this to you. Since my siimmer plans fell 
apart this will allow me to catch up and 
put me back on schedule. It isn't 
terribly occupying — really amounts to 
going to class, ^m enjoying it very 
much in the bargain. 

Mother and Dad are coming over for Easter 
Since my brother is alone (his v/ife went 
home with the children at Christmas and 
won't come back since he is coming home 
himself soon) they decided to visit us 
together for the holiday. I hope to take 
Easter week off to see relatives in 
Italy. Fortunately Don has a house where 
they can stay so it will be very conven- 
ient from all points of view and econom- 
ical in the bargain. I am rather looking 
forward to seeing them again. 

We are still waiting for the appointments 
when they come. Rumors are rampant as 
you no doubt know and all contradictory 
which makes it more amusing. 

Father Samuel Femiano 80 

February 27, 1964. 

Nothing new en the house. We are with- 
out TV too for a while since they are 
installing the second channel — a real 
operation over here. There is a difference 
of wave lengths or something. 

Please tell Johnny Gaughan that I shall 
write as soon as I have something to 
write about — the construction. We are 
fine otherwise, "^hank you again. 

In Christ 


(Letter firom Father Samuel Feminao, 
Maison Saint-Basile, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 
sending the list of Sunday work, February 
2, 1964, and the Christmas List 1963, to 
Father Robert Scollard, Curial House. 
Original deposited in the General 

Father Arthur ^berts 61 

February 7, 196if 


400 Huron I*ine 
Windsor, Ontario, Canada 

Dear Father, 

Enclosed are the lists you asked 
for. Mr. Langlois won^t have his plans 
ready until Wednesday, the 12th. We* 11 
probably drive .up Wednesday afternoon 
for a meeting Thursday a.m.^ 

We've been very busy. The finan- 
cial arrangements with the University 
of »/indsor are quickly shaping up. The 
Financial Report is ready and we will 
bring it with us on Wednesday. The site 
for the new Administration Bldg. is 
clear and work has begun on it. 

My artist friend, Yosef Drester, 
has finished his work on the Chapel in 
^ody Hall. He also gave us a large 
painting for the Lounge and Mrs. Coyle 
bought one of his large sculptures for 
the lounge. His work is really unusual. 
The scholastics would like to have him 
do their new chapel* 

The main chapel is liked by most 
people. The stations will arrive next 
week. The important thing is that it 
has set the pace for the new liturgical 
look and everyone in the Diocese who is 
thinking of renovations is coming to 
see what we have done. The Bishop likes 

Father Arthur Roberts 62 

February 7, 1964* 

it, i.e. Carter and Nelligan# The cost 
was higher than estimated, but we^ve 
done a lot more than originally planned 

See you next week* 

Art Roberts • 

(Letter from Father Arthur Roberts, 
Treasurer at Assumption University, to 
Father Robert Scollard, Gurial House, 
sending the Christmas List for 1963 and 
the Sunday List for February 2, 1964. 
Original deposited in the General 
Archives) • 

Father Charles Donovan 
February 23, I964. 

402 Augustine Street 
Rochester, ?!•!• I46I3 

Dear Bob: 

Jack and myself are somewhat hazy 
as to v/hat happened 44 years ago. I 
know where each one daid Mass but I am 
not sure of the names of the altars. 
Here is what I believe was the arrange- 

Main Altar 
Fr. Welty 

B.V.M. St. Joseph 

Fr. Spratt Fr. Mc^-aiire 

St. Basil Sacred Heart 

Fr. J. "^ullivan Fr. Donovan 

Was ver>^ sorry to learn of Dan 
Forestell's recent trouble. I hope they 
have caught the limit of the gangrene, 
and it doesn't climb any higher. He has 
had a bad time of it and humanly must 
be very discouraged. He surely needs 
our prayers. The confreres here are in 
the main healthy. Ferg, of course, has 
his good days and bad, but manages to 
remain cheerful enough. Jack Spratt 
has trouble sleeping but otherwise seems 
to be in good physical condition. He 
goes skating occasionally and that is 

Father Charles Donovan Bk 

February 23, I964. 

something for a 73 young fellow. Vfy 
leg tourble keeps about the same. It 
is just a bloody nuisance. Very little 
pain. Gus and Cy are able to keep the 
diabetes under control. 

There is very little to report re 
the school. Aquinas students received 
24 Regents* scholasrships with 21^, more 
gaining alternate standing. The teach- 
ers are not too happy with the results 
as McQuaid received 2? in a senior class 
only half as large as ours. It always 
hurts some of the fathers to come off 
second to the Jesuit School. They may 
get their revenge when Aquinas and 
McQuaid clash in the Diocesan tournament 
on Mar. ?• If we can't beat them in the 
mental, maybe we can in the physical* 

Remember me to the confreres es- 
pecially Dan Forestell. If I am able 
to shake off my characteristic lethargy, 
I shall drop him a note. 

Your confrere, 

C* Donovan. 

(Letter from Father Charles Donovan, 
Aquinas Institute, to Father Robert 
Scollard, Curial House, giving inform- 
ation about the First Low Mass of his 
ordination class on March 1, 1920, in 
the Chapel of Assumption College. 
Original deposited in the "General Archives) 

Father Joseph Muckle <5 

February 7, 1964. 

321 Taylor Street 
Hollywood Beach, 
Florida 33020 

Dear Father Scollard, 

thanks very much for your letter 
and the enclosure. Father Mc^ire 
lived about thi-ee or four years after 
the severe heart operation. The doctors 
tell me that is about as long as they 
go. I had a cousin who had it two or 
three years before Father McGuire and 
he died last year. I never heard of 
Father Famy. Father Roume is not tell- 
ing all he knows unless you, yourself 
know about him more than you wrote me. 
Why did he go back to France? Because 
the Bishop over there died, unless it 
is because the Bishop v/as his own Ord- 
inary. Years ago the Propagation of 
the Faith was in Lyons, France, and 
the French Government used it to pro- 
mote French culture and influence in 
other lands, but fifteen years ago the 
Bishops of the U.S. sent Bishop Conroy 
as a spokesman to Rome to tell the Holy 
Father that the office of the Propag- 
ation of the Faith had to be in Rome 
before the Bishops of the U*S. would 
get fully behind it. It was done. It 
was through the influence of the French 
Government that so many bi^ops and 
priests came over to this country and 
to Canada to work among peoples who 
were not predominanatly French. It 

Father Joseph Muckle 86 

February 7, 1964- 

aroused feeling on the part of the 
Gerraans .and the Irish of the districts 
concerned. That was t-he case with 
Bishop Charbonnel in toronto and Bishop 
Dubois in Galveston. They both resigned 
eventually because of the non-support 
they got from priests and people. 
Father Faiay came to Tampa, a district 
v/here there never has been many French 
and he probably did not find himself at 
home among the Irish, Gorman anci Spanish 
peoples of his parish and so went back. 

I am quite well and the weather 
is beginning to got like Spring. I 
suppose Father Wey is back by this time. 
I v/onder if Joe Rivard has a bad case 
of diabetes. Father Forestell is having 
a great deal of sickness. 

The Bishop who v/as here in Father 
Famy*3 time had been consecrated as 
Bishop of Savanah. His name was Verop 
and he v/as a French Salpician, I suppose 
He was appointed from Savannah to be 
Bishop of St. Augustine and died here. 

Kindest regards to all. 

Father Tluckle. 

(Letter from Father Joseph Jackie, spend- 
ing the winter in Florida, to Father 
Robert Scollard, Curial House, replying 
to news of Father Mc^uire's death and 
giving information about Father Jean ?• 
Famy, G.S.B. Original deposited in 
the General Archives.) 

Father Goerge Northgraves S? 

Our Oldest Aluzsnus 

London, Ont,, April 25.-— Injuries sus- 
tained some days ago in a fall resulted 
this afternoon in the death at St. 
Joseph's Hospital of Rev* Father George 
Richard Northgraves, the oldest Roman 
Catholic priest in America, and a cleric 
who shared with Cardinal ^ibbons the 
distinction of being the only man in 
America who in 1869-1870 attended the 
Vatican Council in ftorae, at which the 
doctrine of Papal Infallibility was 

Father Northgraves was the author of 
»Mi stakes of Modem Infidels", written 
while he was parish priest at ParkhiU 
in 1885, in answer to the teachings of 

Father George ?lorthgraves 6B 

Robert Ingersoll. The coBBnended itself 
to persons of «'ill denominations and was 
known throughout America • 

He was bom at Ottawa, then known as 
Bytown, on February 23, 1S34. In 1^52, 
when St» Michael *s College was but two 
weeks old, he enrolled as a student. 
He was ordained at Toronto in 1^57, sub- 
sequently, until i860, being a professor 
on St. Mchael^s College staff at |80 a 
year, ^hereafter he was rector of St» 
Michael's, and his contributions to the 
pre-Confederation discussion of Separate 
Schools attracted great attention. His 
ability as a theologian resulted in his 
selection for attendance at the Vatican 

He was appointed Dean at Barrie in I873f 

Father George Northgraves 89 

and in 1874 was removed to London to 
become rector of St. Petards Cathedral| 
where he continued for three years* He 
was made pastor of Wyoming in 1877 • 

From 1890 till 1910 he was editor of 
the Catholic Record, and continued as 
a contributor until the infirmities of 
age compelled him to cease active work 
in April, 1918. 

Father Northgraves had the distinction 
of having witnessed the celebration of 
Mass in 1839 by Si shop MacBonell of 
Kingston, the first Roman Catholic 
Bishop of Upper Canada. — From the 
Toronto Globe, April 26. 


A man without practical gifts, he had 
many rare talents. As a mathematician 

Father George Northgraves 90 

he excelled, having discovered new sol- 
utions to a number of problems. He v/as 
an able theologian, a keen controversial- 
ist. The scriptural references in 
Butler* s catechism are an evidence of 
his close knowledge of the Bible. 

A humble man of studious habits, Father 
Horthgraves will be best remembered by 
the narrow circle of his intimate friends 

(Transcribed from the Year Book of St* 
Michael's College, Vol. 10 (1919) p. 52) 

Of. M»V. Kelly: Remarked in Passing ^ 
(Toronto, 1934) p. 73 

Father Jean Aboulin 91 

January 24, 1900. 


Rev. & Dear confrere. 

In answer to yotir 
favor of the 21st, I send you a copy of 
my "Notes on the parish of Sand'^vi ch" , 
which I have been enabled to revise and 
complete by some important scraps of 
information which I obtained from Fr. 
Jones, S.Jm, last summer, when he pre- 
sided at the historical exhibition. I 
advise you to peruse the minutes of the 
meetings of the Mfeirguillers , in the old 
archive book of the church, during Fr. 
Hubert's administration and later be- 
ginning in 17^2. I dorft know whether 
you would gain much by sifting the 
papers I left, which are all in the old 
MarFiuiller's box. There is no record 
at the church of the transactions be- 
tween the bishops of Toronto or London 
and the government, if there were any 
arrived at. Neither is there any 
authentic document of donation. I had 
the original of the Survey, signed by 
the Indian chiefs inl785 or 17§6, if I 
mistake not. Prehome borrowed it from 
me and handed it to Mr. Paterson, the 
present lieutenant-governor of Mani- 
toba. The latter admitted having it, 
but I never called at his office to 
recover it. Fr. Remi Ouellette has the 
act of donation, I believe, no matter 
how he came in possession of it. I 

Father Jean Aboulin 92 

January 24, 1900* 

could ask him for a copy of it. This 
much is sure. The Jesuits sold out all 
the land given to them by the Indians. 
The land now owned by the Church and 
that which was bartered away by Bishop 
Pinsonneault, was given to Fr. Hubert. 
When he left to put on the Quebec mitre, 
he gave that land to the Church, as you 
will see by the archive book in the 
minutes of his time or of the time of 
his successor. No bishop, before Bishop 
Pinsonneault , treated that property as 
diocesan property. Surely ^ishop de 
Charbonnel would have sold some of it, 
if he had thought he had the right, when 
he had to go around his vast Diocese to 
collect, and he collected in Sandwich, 
all through the parish. I was told that 
when Bishop Pinsonneault sold the 
greatest part of it, and that, for 
twelve dollars and a half an acre, Fr. 
Ra3mal, parish priest of the Cathedral, 
resigned his office rather than to sign 
the deed. The revenue of the property 
always accrued either to the parish or 
to its incumbent. Sometimes when I 
spoke to the people of the scanty sup- 
port we got, they would tell me that we 
had the revenue of the farm. 

If Bishop McEvay wants to prove a friend 
to us, he should relieve us from the 
charge of keeping three pupils for the 
Diocese, because the charge is an unfair 
one. If we have the labor of the parish, 
we ought to get the revenue of the par- 
ish. When Bishop Walsh leased the prop- 
erty to the coimaunity, Fr. Vincent 

Father Jean Aboulin 93 

January 24, 1900, 

should have objected to the charge, and 
represented to him that, as pastors of 
the aprish, the Basilians had the right 
of getting the revenue of the farm» But 
perhaps it is for the benefit of the 
parish Bishop McEvay wants to sell that 
front; in that case, we ought to be 
satisfied, I hope it is so. 

All well here. I am glad to hear that 
you are well and have an increase in 
the number of your pupils. 

I remain. Rev. k dear Confrere 

Very respectfully yours in Xto 

J.J.M. Aboulin. 

(Transcribed from the original in the 
General Archives) 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 94 


This Parish is situated on the left bank 
of the Detroit River, in the extreme 
western section of the County of Essex. 
It has forced part successively of the 
Dioceses of Quebec, Kingston and Toronto 
and is now one of the most flourishing 
parishes in the Diocese of London. For 
a time. Sandwich was the See of the 
last-named Diocese* In the second 
quarter of the last century, some French 
colonists came over from Detroit to 
settle in that place, to which they gave 
the name of La Point e-de-Montr6al: until 
its division, in IS03, the parish was 
called the Assumption of la Pointe-de- 
Montreal, or l*Assomption du Detroit* 

Its origin is connected with a mission 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 95 

of Hurons or Wyandtts, which was founded 
in 1728, by Father Armand de la Rich- 
ardie, a Jesuit. Where was the first 
seat of that mission? In Betroit, or 
at Point of Montrea? Although certain 
fflen, well-versed in the history of the 
country pretend that it was in the 
latter place, all documentary evidence 
is in favor of Detroit, as we will 
show presently. 

In 1721, Father Charlevoix visited De- 
troit, which he reached by way of Lake 
Eirie. He says in his Journal: ... '^Be- 
fore arriving at the fort, which is at 
the left hand, one league below the 
island of Ste. Calire (so he calls the 
now Belle Isle), there are to be found 
on the same side two villages ..• the 
first is inhabited by the Hurons Tion- 

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nontatez ... On the right, a little 
farther up, thei^e is a third one of 
Outaouais". A map published in 1744 
to accompany his Journal, shows the 
villages in the same places. In 1727 t 
the Hurons of Detroit asked for a mis- 
sionary. In a letter of Father Nau to 
Father Bonin, Oct. I6th, 1735, we read 
the following passage which while it 
bears \fitness to the zeal and success 
of the missionary informs us with pre- 
cision of the locality where he labored: 
"I said that there were no other chris- 
tian Htirons than those of Lorette, — 
seven years ago effectually there were 
no others, but Father de la Richardie 
found the means of bringing together in 
Detroit all those scattered Hurons, all 
of whom he has converted. The mission 
nixmbers six hundred Christians. 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 97 

Another valuable document is a letter 
in Latin, of Father de la i^ichardie 
himself, addressed to his general. In 
it the Father says that the sacred 
edifice is hardly large enough for the 
multitude of the Christians, (meaning 
the savages), although it is seventy 
cubits long. Seventy cubits makes 105 
feet. The letter is dated June 23rd, 
1741 • Who ever pretended that there 
was at that date a church of that size 
at Point of Jtontreal? Indeed there are 
no proofs that there was then and there 
any church at all. 

Lastly, there is on record an agreement 
entered into in 1733 between Father de 
la Richardie and a certain Jean C^cile, 
a gunsmith, by which the latter was to 
do all the work in iron necessary for 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 98 

the church and the mission described 
as being situated in Detroit. Surely 
the town of Detroit and the neighbor- 
hood offered more advantages to a gun- 
smith than the embryo settlement of 
Point of Montreal • But let us resume 
our little narrative. 

In 1742, the Huron village was removed 
to Bois-Blanc Island opposite the pres- 
ent town of Amherstburg, and in Septem- 
ber 1744, an assistant came to Father 
de la Richardie in the person of Father 
Pierre Potier. This help was indeed 
opportune, for in the spring of 1746, 
Father de la Richardie was attacked Irith 
paralysis and in consequence, he had to 
retire to Montreal in July of the same 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 99 

He had scarcely left, when grave trouble 
arose, which threatened both the mission 
and colony with complete ruin. At the 
instigation of the English, the Hurons, 
who had till then lived in friendship 
with the French, rose in revolt against 
them. Chief Nicholas was at the head 
of the malcontent savages who committed 
many outrages. On the 20th of May, 1747, 
they killed five Frenchmen at Sandoske 
or Sandusky, and contemplated nothing 
less than a massacre of all the French 
soldiers and colonists of Detroit. An 
Indian woman having fortunately dis- 
covered the secret purpose of the rebels, 
revealed it to the Sieur of Longueil, 
commander of the post. This revelation 
proved the salvation of the colony. 
Father Potier, however, in order to save 

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his life, was obliged to leave the 
village of Bois-Blanc and to seek shel-» 
ter inDetroit* Longueil was after a 
time enabled to send to Quebec a depu- 
tation from different tribes under the 
guidance of the Sieur de Belles tre, to 
confer with the Governor, de la Galis- 
soniere. Great must have been the in- 
fluence of Father de la Richardie over 
the Hurons: for we find this deputation 
pleading earnestly for his return, on 
the ground that he alone was able to 
pacify the rebellious tribes. The 
venerable missionary, notwithstanding 
his infirmities, left by order of his 
Superior to follow Bellestre to Detroit, 
where the party arrived on the 20th of 
October, 1747. "^he Governor, in his 
instructions to M. de Longueil urged on 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 101 

hiia to procure as speedily as possible 
the re-establishment of Father de la 
Richardie's mission; but, for greater 
safety, it was fixed at Point of Kbn- 
treal, as was also the Huron village 
in I74S. 

Father de la Richardie remained at Point 
of Montreal, until the 7th of September, 
1750 • He then followed a detachment of 
Hurons who had left the place and went 
as far as the Vermillion River. On the 
25th of July, 1751, he signed a contract 
with Nicolas-Franqois Janis, a mason in 
Detroit. Shortly after he left for 
Quebec where he was a witness of the 
first vows of a scholastic, and never 
returned to Detroit. However, Mr. John 
Gilmary Shea says that in 1757, he led 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 102 

a pa:Pty of Hurons to Sandusky and closed 
his honored and laborious career among 
the Illinois in 175^. 

At Point of Montreal the Hurons made 
him a gift of a parcel of land of forty 
arpents in length and of considerable 
width, but vfithout any written title. 
Nineteen years later, 1767, Father 
Potier was forced to sell the greater 
part of this land to meet the debts of 
the mission, '^^his he did on the author- 
ization of Father de Galpion, Superior 
at Quebec. In 1780, he sold the remain- 
der, retaining only two small lots, 
which stretched from the River to the 
coulee. On the front lot were the 
house and garden of the missionary, as 
well as the church and cemetery of the 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 103 

mission; on the rear lot were the house 
and garden of the sexton* The land now 
owned by the Church was donated by the 
Indian chiefs to Father Hubert, succes- 
sor of Father Potier. 

Thus far we have spoken of the Huron 
village. Let us now speak of the French 
Parish, The French settlers of Point 
of Montreal continued after the removal 
of the Huron village, to belong to St. 
Anne's in Detroit. Nevertheless, they 
were allowed to attend the Huron chapel^ 
aiKi to receive the Sacraments in it. In 
proof of this there is a list kept year 
by year by the missionary of the French, 
who performed their Easter duty there. 
In 1760 they appear to have been put in 
charge of the missionary. But in 1767, 

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Notes on the Parish of Assumption 104 

the mission including both French and 
Indians was erected into a parish, un- 
the name, as vre have said above, of 
l*Assomption de la Pointe de Montreal, 
or I'Assomption du Detroit* Father 
Potier remained in charge of it until 
his death, which occurred on the l6th 
of July, 1781 • This sad event was the 
result of a fall by which his skull was 
borken* He was seventy three years old, 
of which he had spent thirty seven in 
the service of the mission. He had won 
among his people the reputation of a 
saint and so great was his influence 
over the Hurons that he prevented them 
from joining with the other Indian 
tribes in the rebellion of the famous 
chief Pontiac, in I763. 

Notes on the Parish of Assximption 105 

Father Potier was thoroughly conversant 
with the Huron language of which he 
wrote a dictionary and, I believe, a 
grammar. When he died, a successor 
could not be given him of his society, 
for it had been suppressed a few years 
before by Clement XIV. Secular priests 
mostly employed in attending to the 
settlers, knew little or nothing of the 
Indian language. The consequence was 
that Father Potier* s death a fatal blow 
to the evangelization of the Hurons. 

Some days after the death of Father 
Potier, the Church wardens deputed two 
of their number to wait on the Bishop 
of Quebec and ask for the appointment 
of a successor to their deceased pastor < 
^he Bishop accordingly sent the Rev. M. 


Notes on the Parish of Assumption 106 

Jean Franqois Hubert, who had at first 
the care of the two parishes, that of 
St. Anne's havin^^ just become vacant. 
The next year he devoted himself to the 
task of building a new church. Of this 
good work he was himself the princi^l 
benefactor, contributing of his own 
means the princely sum of six hundre 
pounds. This church subsisted until the 
present one. It was built en pieces sur 
pieces > according to the style of build- 
ing then used. It was situated on the 
south of the old church, on the land 
given to Father Hubert. At the right 
of the new church was built the pres- 
bytery which is still extant. It was 
occupied for a few years by the Ladies 
of the Sacred Heart, and is now the 
ordinary residence of the sexton. To 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 10? 

this building was attached a large room 
wherein the parishioners gathered to 
warm themselves in the cold season be- 
fore the beginning of the Divine Offices 
At the left was erected, a short time 
after, the chapel of the dead, at the 
very entrance of the new cemetery. 
Herein were laid the bodies of the dead 
brought from a distance, a great relief 
to the sexton, in whose house they had 
till then been kept. 

The new church was the object of a 
special favor from Pope Pius VI. This 
was a plenary indulgence to be gained 
twice a year, once on the Friday after 
the octave of Corpus Chris ti, feast of 
the Sacred Heart, and again on the feast 
of the Assumption, the patronal feast 
of the parish. The original indult 

Notes on the Parish of Assufflption 103 

conferring the privilege^ bearing the 
date of February 5th, 17^6, is preserved 
in the archives of the parish. 

The Rev. M, Hubert however, was no 
longer at Point of Montreal. He had 
been named coadjutor of Mgr. d^Esglis, 
Bishop of Quebec, and succeeded that 
prelate in 178S. He died in 1797. 
After his departure the parish of the 
Assumption was for a year under the care 
of the Rev. M. Frechette, parish-priest 
of St. Anne's. He was succeeded by 
Rev. M.F.X. Dufaux, who was pastor for 
ten years. The present church is yet 
in possession of a handsome pulpit, the 
work of a French sculptor named Fr^rot. 
It was erected in 1792. Nothing more 
need be said of the administration of 
Father Dufaux, except that on the 9th 


Notes on the Parish of Assumption 109 

of September, 1787, he entered into an 
arrangement with the Huron chiefs, 
whereby a portion of the church was to 
be set aside exclusively for the Indians 
This was but a just acknowledgment of 
their generous contributions towards 
its erection. 

Where are now the six hundred Hurons, 
Catholics of Father de la i^ichardie? 
The nation has been dismembered. BotaB 
have moved to distant places: some will 
occupy for some time the reserve of 
Anderdon, fourteen miles below Sandwich, 
Along the river. Deprived of special 
attendance since^ there are no more 
Jesuits, little by little they fall 
away. For many 3rears they will yet 
congregate at Sandwich to celebrate 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 110 

with great pomp the feast of the Assump- 
tion and hold their legendary picnic on 
the church grounds • But in less than a 
century, scracely any remnant of the 
Huron race will be found in Canada or 
elsewhere, and the good old chief White 
will end his days saying with sorrow: 
•'And I am the last." 

The name of Father Dufaux is singed for 
the last time in the records on the 8th 
of September, and next his burial is 
recorded over the signature of Father 
Levadoux, a Su^pitian, parish-priest of 
St. Anne's, -^his fact leads to the 
conclusion that his death was unexpected 
and perhaps sudden. T^he Rev. Edmund 
Burke, Vicar-General, who resided at the 
Riviere aux Raisins, now Jfonroe, attend- 
ed the mission till the following Christ- 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 111 

mas. On that auspicious festival, the 
faithful of the Assumption had the joy 
of wlecoming to their midst a zealous 
and distinguished priest, who for over 
26 years was to exercise the holy min- 
istry among them. This was the Rev. 
Jean-Baptiste Marchand, a priest of St. 
Sulpice and Director of the College of 

The year 1801 was rendered memorable by 
the vist of Mgr. Denaut, Si shop of 
Quebec, who confirmed in the church of 
the Assumption no fewer than five hun- 
dred persons, ^he largeness of this 
number is not surprising when we con- 
sider that this was the first episcopal 
vi station since that of Mgr. de Pont- 
briand in 1755 • Besides, the population 
was fast increasing. While in 1773, 


Notes on the Parish of Assumption 112 

according to the census foirnd in the 
Cominion Archives it hardly reached 
350; another census taken in 1790, gives 
861. What it was at the opening of the 
present century no document enables us 
to tell. The parish of the Assumption 
was the only one in a territory now 
forming several dioceses. The settlers 
were scattered all along the £>etroit 
River, Lake St. Clair, and a few on the 
River Trenche, called since by the Eng- 
lish, the Thames. In 1803, two new 
stations were established, one at St. 
Pierre on the Thames, and the other at 
Maiden or Amherstburg. The mother- 
church, the Assumption of Sandwich, as 
we will hereafter call it, was the place 
of residence of the pastor, who for many 
years had to attend either in person or 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 113 

through his curate, whenever he could 
obtain one, the two new stations. How- 
ever, St. Pierre was visited but twice 
in the year. The first curate given to 
Father Marchand was Father Gatien, of 
Quebec. He came to Sandwich in 1801 
and remained five years. Father Joseph 
Crevier arrived in ldl6, a few months 
after the visit of Mgr. Plessis. 

Here we may be allowed to relate a pain- 
ful incident of Father Marchand 's pas- 
torate. The facts are nearly a centui^' 
old, and we shall suppress the names. 
Besides, the property has passed into 
other hands. It has been said above 
that when Father Potier sold the remnant 
of the mission land, he reserved two 
lots on which were the church, priest's 
garden and house, the cemetery and the 
sexton's house and garden. By an over- 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 114 

sight the reservation was not mentioned 
in the deed: however, the buyer signed 
a renunciation to those lots, which is 
to be seen in the registers of the city 
of Detroit. Father Marchand had been a 
few years in Sandwich, when the purchas- 
er of the land, a rmn whose administra- 
tion as a church warden had provoked 
serious complaints, fenced in the lots 
with the rest of his property. Father 
Marchand and the church wardens suied 
him and the case was pleaded in Joronto. 
But none of them likely, knew of the 
renunciation, as about twenty five years 
had elapsed since the sale of the land: 
anyhow, the renunciation was not opposed 
to the usurper, so that being with a 
legal title, he won the suit and was 
confirmed in his possession. Father 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 115 

Marchand is said to have foretold him 
that this usurpation of the church 
property would bring a curse upon his 
family. As a matter of fact^ his des- 
cendants made ever since a rather poor 
figiire, both for thrift and respect- 

Father Marchand died on the l6th of 
April, 1825 • His memory was held in 
lifelong veneration by those who had 
been his parishioners. His remains 
remains rest with those of Father Potier 
and Father Dufaux under the nave of the 
church, not far from the communion 
table. He was succeeded by his curate. 
Father Grevier. 

Through the solicitude of the new pastor , 
some Grey Nuns came to take charge of the 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 116 

girl^s school and there was question of 
building a convent, but the project 
fell to the ground and the Nuns left 
the parish with the exception of Sister 
Raizenne who afterwards eneded her life 
in Sandwich, not vfithouting endearing 
herself to the population. Father Cr6- 
vier had to contend with many difficul- 
ties which- it is not our purpose to re- 
late: not the least of them was the 
apostasy of his curate, vrho for half a 
century led a life of scandal in the 
very centre of the parish. 

Education in those days was very much 
neglected, owing to the indifference of 
the people. There is in the parochial 
archives a letter of Bishop Mac^onell 
of Kingston, in which he reproved them 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 117 

severely for that indifference, telling 
them that in consequence they will be- 
come the hewers of wood and the carriers 
of water of those who had come to the 
country in the condition of adventurers 
and beggars. He vras not far from 
uttering a prophecy. 

Rev. Angus Macdonell, parish-priest of 
St. Raphael's, Glengary, succeeded 
Father Crevier in 1831. He held the 
position of pastor of Sandwich for twelve 
years. He was, however, absent for three 
years, during which time he was replaced, 
first by Father Yvelin, and afterw^^rds 
by Father Morin. Fathers Hay and Sch- 
neider also served at Sandwich during 
the pastorate of Father Angus MacDonell. 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption lid 

The old church was now falling to ruins: 
from the time of Father Grevier the 
necessity had been felt to build a new 
one, and steps so far taken to that 
effect that the stone for the foundation 
had been procured. Father MacDonell 
commenced the erection of a handsome and 
spacious edifice, the walls of which 
were almost completed when he left the 
mission in the hands of the Jesuits • 
One of the first acts of Bishop Power's 
administration was to restore to the 
Society of Jesus jjhe field of labor won 
to the ^hxirch bh the apostolic zeal of 
Fathers de la Hichardie and Potier a 
century before • 

The coming of the Jesuits changed the 
face of things at Sandwich* They had 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 119 

at their head a man who, besides a rare 
talent for organization, was possessed 
of an ardent zeal, a rare gift of per- 
suasive eloquence, and the heart of an 
Apostle, '^his was Father Pierre Point* 
The Jesuits arrived in Sadwich on the 
31st of July, 1643 . Father Point had 
for his assistants at different times 
Fathers Nicholas Point, his older 
brother, DuRanquet, Chazelle, Jaffre, 
Menet, Ferard, Grimot, Conilleau, and 
Mainguy. God alone knows the good 
these religious accomplished during the 
sixteen years of their apostolate. 

The new church was now rapidly pushed 
to completion, the sanctuary excepted, 
and was opened for divine worship in 
the beginning of January, 1346. The 
main altar, of considerable value, was 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 120 

presented by the fishermen. Over it 
was placed a good copy of Murillo^s 
Inunaculate Conception, by Plamondon. 
Mr, Charles Baby and Col. Rnakin don- 
ated an organ, the cost of which ex- 
ceeded two thousand dollars* Near the 
church a modest dwelling was erected 
for the Fathers. 

The next work to which they were eager 
to turn their attention was education, 
which had been, as we remarked above, 
woefully neglected. Besides creating 
elementary'' schools in the various sec- 
tions of the parish, the better to fight 
the demon of ignorance, and t>o give to 
youth the facilities for a higher edu- 
cation, religious and secular, they 
built a college which was opened in 1S57 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 121 

Five years before, the Ladies of the 
Sacred Heart had opened an e stablish- 
ment in Sandwich, iinder the superior- 
ship of the able and saintly Mother 
Henriette de Kersaint. But they remained 
only seven years, leaving for London, 
amidst the universal and indeed justified 
sorrow of the Sandwich people. 

In 1856, the Diocese of Toronto was di- 
vided. Out of its western portion was 
formed the Diocese of London, whose first 
Bishop I*fer. Pinsonneault, obtained the 
removal of the Episcopal See from London 
to Sandwich, and went to reside in the 
latter place towards the close of the 
summer of I859. The good people of 
Sandwich extended a hearty welcome to 
their first pastor; but their joy was 
shortlived, for the coming of the 

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Notes on the Parish of Assumption 122 

Bishop was closely followed by the de- 
parture of the Jesuits. 

Every Jesuit is well aware that bearing 
the Divine Master* s Name, he must expect 
to share his treatment. Eviction, 
either in a mild or a brutal form, is 
an ordinary occurrence in the history 
of the Jesuits. It never brought luck, 
or to use a more Christian word, bless- 
ing upon its authors: the present case 
was no exception. 

The beloved Fathers tore themselves from 
their people whom they never ceased to 
love tenderly and in whose hearts their 
memory was never to die. Father Point 
spent some years in Quebec and the re- 
mainder of his life, about twenty-five 
years, in Montreal. He lived to celebrate 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 123 

the seventieth year of his priesthood, 
unable for a long time to do active 
service, owing chiefly to extreme deaf- 
ness, but in the estimation of his 
brethren, more pov/erful by his prayers 
than they by their labors. The saintly 
Father died in September 1696 in the 
ninety-five year of his age# 

Bishop Pinsonneault appointed rector of 
the cathedral, Father Joseph Raynel, a 
post which he occupied two years; later 
on he entered the Society of Jesus and 
died suddenly in Montreal, under the 
absolving hand of Father Point. Some 
of his successors were men of rare tal- 
ent, such as Father Joseph Gerard who 
died parish-priest of Belle River, 
Father Joseph Bayard, V.G. of London, 
and Mgr. Laurent now parish-priest of 

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Notes on the Parish of Assumption 124 

Lindsay. At their head was the inde- 
fatigable Vicar General Bruy^re, who 
also received in the course of time the 
well deserved honor of the prelature* 

The Grey Nuns were called to Sandwich 
by Bishop Pinsonneault but remained 
only a short time. The ^ishop himself 
resigned his See in December, 1866. He 
retired to Montreal and there he died 
in 1883 • I>uring his sojourn in Sandwich, 
a vast amount of work was done to em- 
bellish the church grounds and to con- 
vert the parochial residence into an 
Episcopal Palace. Enormous sums of 
money were expended on a structure far 
more fantastic than substanital. It 
lasted thirty years, after which it be- 
came an absolute necessity to level it 
to the ground, that leaky mass of build- 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 125 

ings, in order to put up in their stead 
the present handsome and commodious 

•^he new Bishop, Mght Rev. John Walsh, 
was consecrated on the 10th of November, 
1867» After only two months residence 
in Sandwich he took his departure for 
London, and a decree of the Holy 3ee 
dated October 3rd, 1869 > transferred 
again to that city the Kpiscopal See of 
the Diocese. 

But the wise prelate did not fail to 
realize what benefit his Diocese could 
derive from the college built in Sand- 
wich by the Jesuits. The location was 
excellent, although the edifice was of 
samll dimensions. This establishment 
had passed through many vieissitudes. 

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Notes on the Parish of Assumption 126 

It was at that time conducted by Mr. 
Theodule Girardot, an experienced teach- 
er possessed of a true love and a re- 
markable practical sense of education. 
Re is yet and has been for nearly thirty 
years inspector of Public Schools. 
Bishop Walsh called upon the priests of 
St. Basil to take charge both of the 
parish and the College. On the l8th of 
September, I87O, they assumed the direc- 
tion of the parish, which Dean Laurent 
resigned into their hands, and the Col- 
lege was opened by them at the same time 

The leader of the new staff was a young 
priest of great promise, and he has kept 
all he promised. This was Father Denis 
O'Connor. Under his superiorship, the 
college rose to such a degree of pros- 
perity that it became necessary to en- 

Notes on the Parish of Assumption 12? 

large its buildings, first in 1875, and 
still more in 1883« After twenty years 
of successful labor, Father O'Connor 
was raised to the Episcopal See of Lon- 
don, and thence to the Metropolitan See 
of Toronto, upon which may he be spared 
and blessed for many years. 

At the Church, Father O'Connor built in 
IS74 the tower and spire, and the sanc- 
tuary. Improvement in the interior were 
in 1882; stained glass windows were put 
in and the following year stations of 
the cross in oil paintings were acquired 
In 1887 a very elaborate stone altar was 
erected. Father O'Connor was represen- 
ted in the service of the parish by 
Father Aboulin for twenty- three years, 
assisted for over fourteen years by 
Father Faure, an aged and very worthy 




Notes on the Parish of Assumption 128 

priest who, when no longer able to per- 
foriH his functions, went to end his days 
in France • Fathers Mazenod, Gery, and 
B. Granottier collaborated also success- 
ively in the attendance of the parish* 
Moreover valuable help did not cease 
to be given by the priests of the Col- 
lege, '^he present Superior of the Col- 
lege is Father Daniel Gushing, who 
maintains it in a state of prosperity* 
The parish-priest is Father Semande to 
whose untiring zeal is due an admirable 
progress in piety and the reception of 
the Sacraments. The first months of 
his service were marked by the acquis- 
ition of an excellent bell weighing 
4126 pounds, the largest in the Diocese. 
It replaces a large one laso, procured 
by Dean Laurent in I87O, which broke in 
The Spring of 1893- 


Notes on the Parish of Assumption 129 

The Basilians found in existence in 
Assumption ^hurch the Archconfraternity 
of the Most Roly Immaculate Heart of 
Mary, the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin 
for girls and the Association of the 
Holy Childhood > all erected by the 
Jesuits. In 1873 > after a mipsion. 
Father Langcake, S«J», erected the 
Apostleship of Prayer or League of the 
Sacred Heart. Lastly, in lSf?6, the 
Society of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus 
and Mary united under its banner many 
of the young men of the prtrishj^ and 
has not ceaned to be a powerful instru- 
ment of good for its members, and of 
edification for the parish. Several 
missions have been preached, the most 
successful of \fhich were given by the 
Redemptorists in I8S4 and by the Jesuits 
in 1897. 


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Hot 03 on the Paxdsh of Assumption 130 

From the successive division and sub- 
divisions of the Mother-i3arish of the 
Assumption during the latter half of 
the century, many parishes have been 
formed, among which Windsor is by far 
the most important. The actual popul- 
ation of the Sandwich parish is not in- 
ferior to 2300 souls, mostly of French 
Canadian blood. It claims the honor of 
having given a large number of Nuns to 
different congregations, and six priests 
to the Church. 

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and His 
Blessed Mother, the Patroness of the 
parish, preserve the morals, the strong 
faith and the sincere piety of its 
people, and give them a liberal spirit, 
by v/hich they will appreciate more the 
advantages of a Catholic Sollege at 

Hones on the Pariah of Assumption I3I 

their doors, and vd.ll be eager to pro- 
cure for their sons a higher education 

based on a sound religious fomation. 

(Transcribed fi^ora the copy in the 
General Archives. This account was 
printed in a local newspaper shortly- 
after it vyas v/rittsn) 

Bishop Borgesa 132 

June 2, 1^86. 

Very Rev. C. ^incent, C.S.B. 
St. Michael's College, Toronto. 

Very Rev. Sir, 

As you have infomied us 
that the Congregation of St. Basil is 
willing to accept the pastoral charge 
of St. Ann's Chiurch and congregation in 
the City of d^troit, consisting of the 
French-speaking catholics living within 
the following described limits of said 
city, viz: West of the center of Wood- 
ward Avenue from the Detroit River to 
the Nothern city limits; thence along 
the Northern city limits West to the 
River Rouge; thence along the ^iver 
Rouge South to the Detroit |liver. We 
hereby agree to give to the Congregation 
of St. Basil the pastoral charge and the 
financial administration of St. Ann's 

Bishop Borgess 133 

June 2, 1886. 

Church and congregation, subject to the 
laws of the chiirch and the statutes of 
the Diocese of Detroit, upon the follow^ 
ing conditions: 

(1) That the Congregation of St. Basil 
obliges itself to appoint at least 

two French-speaking priests of the Con- 
gregation, approved by the Bishop of 
Detroit, as pastors of St. Ann's Church 
to minister to the spiritual wants of 
that congregation. 

(2) That the Congregation of St. Basil 
shall open and maintain a parochial 

school for the boys and the girls of 
St. Ann's Congregation. 

(3) That all the sermons and public in- 
structions in St. Ann's Church, at 

the principal services, must "be given 
in the Fx*ench language; but that in the 
parochial schools the French and English 
languages shall be taught. 

(4) That the Congregation of St. Basil 
shall be at liberty to open a High 

School, of College in the vicinity of St. 
Ann's ^hurch. 

(5) That the Rev. Pastors of St. Ann's 
shall attend to all the spiritual wants 
of the House of the Good Shepherd, as 
long as said Community shall remain with- 
in the limits of St. Ann's parish. 

Bishop Borgess 134 

June 2, 1686. 

(6) That, if in the future the French 
language shall cease to be the lan- 
guage of the great majority, and St. 
Ann*s shall become an English-speaking 
congregation, suitable limits shall be 
appointed for that congregation by the 
Bishop of Detroit. 

(7) That in case the Congregation of 
St. Ann's shall not contribute the 

amount of thirteen hundred ($1300.00) 
dollars per annum — the salary of three 
priests — the Fathers of the Congreg- 
ation of St. Basil shall — a reasonable 
time after notification having elapsed 
— be at liberty to give up the pastoral 
charge thereof and surrender said con- 
gregation to the ^ishop of Detroit. 

(8) It is moreover agreed that the 
Fathers of the Congregation of St. 

Basil shall take possession of St. Ann's 
Church and congregation on the fifteenth 
flay of July A.D. 1886. 

(9) The present agreement shall remain 
in force until cancelled by the 

mutual consent of the contracting Psu:'ties, 
excepting always the case provided for 
in No. 7. 

♦ Caspar H* Borgess, 

Bp. of Detroit. 

C.Vincent, Provincial C.S.B. 

Detroit Seal Basilian Seal 

(Transcribed from the original in the 
General Archives) 


Father Francis Forster 135 

December 13, 1923- 

Toronto, Ontario 

To the local superiors of colleges 
Rev. and dear Father: 

When in the course 
of events a member of the Institute is 
appointed to the post of local superior 
of one of our schools responsibilities 
of weighty character immediately become 
his. He is placed at the head of a 
group of religious and it becomes his 
business to provide that religious life 
be maintained in the house entrusted to 
his keeping. He is placed at the head 
of a group of teachers and it becomes 
his business to see that each member of 
his staff does his task efficiently. 
The pupils of the school are entrusted 
to his care for their formation and 

Father Francis Forster I36 

December 13, 1923- 

their future will depend very much on 
his administration of the schools A 
property of considerable value is en- 
trusted to him and it must be his bus- 
iness to maintain it in good condition 
and enhance its value as far as lies 
in his power. It is impossible in a 
single letter to touch upon all or the 
major portion of the duties of a local 
superior in the various capacities in- 
dicated above but it is the business of 
this letter to make a few suggestions 
in connection with some of them. 

As head of a group of religious, it is 
the duty of the superior to know the 
constitution well, to observe it him- 
self and to have it observed by the 

members of his house, A constitution 
is necessary to religious life, '^he 

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Father Francis Forster 137 

December 13, 1923. 

Church teaches this lesson plainly. 
For more than a thousand years She has 
refused to approve any Order or Con- 
gregation before its founders have pre- 
sented for Her examination the consti- 
tution that is to guide the members in 
the way of perfection, -^^'he constitution 
must not be allowed to become a dead 
letter. Every superior general on as- 
suming office is reminded that his first 
duty is to keep the constitution himself, 
to see that it is observed by all, to 
see that it remains intact always, that 
nothing is subracted from it and nothing 
added to it and no alteration made in 
it and no new interpretation given to 
it, except with the sanction of Rome. 
Without the general faithful obsemrance 
of the constitution no religious society 

Father Francis Forster 138 

December 13, 1923 • 

can long continue to exist, for a soci- 
ety must be one and it cannot become 
one and continue one unless all its 
members have a common norm in the form 
of a written constitution that is in- 
dependent of the varying wills and 
aims of succeeding superiors. 

The constitution, then, must not be per- 
mitted to become a dead letter. We must 
constantly keep it before our eyes and 
follow its prescriptions. 

Let me here call your attention to a 
few of the prescriptions of our own 

The Constitution should be read puHLcly 
to all the members of each house twice 
a year in the months of January and Sep- 



Father Francis Forster 139 

December 13, 1923* 

tember. It may not be advisable to 
read every portion of the constitution 
so often but certainly every article 
ought to be read at least once during 
the year. The purpose of the reading 
is to remind the members of our duties 
as Basilians. Hence the superior ought 
not to be satisfied with the mere read- 
ing of the Latin text. That text alone 
is authoritative but for practical pur- 
poses, the text should be turned into 
the vernacular and read in the vernac- 
ular. This can be done by the superior 
or by a confrere sleeted by the superior 
and then all will grasp the meaning. 

The constitution prescribes a meeting 
of the local council once a month. 
Ifore meetings may be held. It is not 

r ••«• 

Father Francis Forster 140 

December 13, 1923. 

the intention of the constitution to 
limit the number of council meetings* 
But it is binding upon the superior to 
assemble his council at least once a 
month whether any matter requiring their 
voice is up for consideration • I would 
recommend that the regular monthly 
neeting be held as near the beginning 
of the month as possible, for a reason 
that will appear later. I would also 
advise the order of business at each 
meeting be, first, matters requiring 
deliberative voice, second, matters re- 
quiring consultative voice, and lastly, 
any points of discipline, academic work, 
finance, etc. I'he treasurer should be 
present whenever matters affecting his 
department are concerned and his opinion 
should be ascertained. He should have 

Father Francis Forster 141 

December 13, 1923. 

a brief report for each monthly meet- 
ing so that the council will be con- 
stantly informed of the business con- 
dition of the house. Minutes should 
be kept of each meeting, when matters 
are discussed in which the council has 
a voice, there should always be a 
Biinute to show that the monthly meeting 
was held, whether any decisions were 
reached or not. At these meetings the 
council should discuss such questions 
as these: Are the religious exercises 
well attended? Are the teachers doing 
their work in a satisfactory way? Is 
the house being well lighted, well 
heated? Is it kept clean? What about 
the table in the dining iTOom? Is it 
satisfactory? Is there neatness about 
the house and premises? Are the stu- 

Father Francis Forster 142 

December 13, 1923. 

dents working well? Do they come to 
class prepared? What about work in the 
study hall and in private rooms? What 
about the discipline of the students? 
What about their piety? How can we 
overcome the weaknesses that appear in 
the teaching of certain men? What step 
should be taken to correct any abuse 
that exists? If questions like these 
are reviewed and discussed, the monthly 
meetings of the council will always be 
both interesting and profitable. 

As soon as possible after the monthly 
meeting of the council the local super- 
ior should send to the superior general 
his monthly report. All such reports 
should be received so that they can be 
reviewed at the monthly meeting of the 
general council, ^hat report should 

Father Francis Forster 143 

December 13, 1923. 

inform the general coimcil of the dis- 
ciplinary, academic, financial and 
material condition of the house* It is 
the business of the local councillors 
to send a report to the general council 
every three months. These reports 
should be forwarded at the beginning of 
the month. If there is in the house a 
director of scholastics, his report 
should go forward at the same time 
each month. The local superior might 
mention to the parties concerned what 
their duty is under the constitutions. 

teth superior and treasurer should see 
that no step, requiring the voice of 
the council, is ever taken, until the 
council has been heard. The superior 
shoxild see that all records, which 
ought to be kept, are carefully filed. 

Father Francis Forster lUk 

December 13, 1923 » 

It is his business to know that the 
treasurer's books are always in good 
shape. He will satisfy himself that 
finances are carefully handled, that 
debts are paid promptly and accounts 
collected promptly. The superior must 
also train himself to answer correspon- 
dence promptly and take care to keep 
duplicates of all important letters he 
writes and file with care all important 
letters he receives. 

The superior should also be observant 
of the work of his confreres who are 
priests: he should not allow them to 
grow careless about the way they say 
Mstss; he should urge them to sing Mass 
and to preach as well as lies in their 
pov/er and to hear confessions well. 

Father Francis Forster 145 

December 13, 1923- 

The local superior is responsible for 
the manner in which the rule is kept. 
His first concern in this respect is to 
see that all common religious exercises 
are well attended and that those who 
cannot be present at any common exercise 
make it in private. He ou^t to see 
that silence is kept during hours of 
work and that the confreres remain in 
their rooms during study hours and dur- 
ing hours of class, when they are not 
teaching themselves. He :±iould insist 
on his staff retiring at the hour the 
rule prescribes. He should see that 
the rule of not entertaining visitors 
or boys in their rooms is kept and that 
his men keep their place, as far as 
domestics and women visitors are concerned. 
He should insist that none leave the 

Father Francis Forster 146 

December 13, 1923. 

house without permission except on 
holiday afternoons. He should warn 
against going to theatres and moving 
picture shows. Occasionally the theatre 
may have something to offer that is 
worth while. Visits to it should be 
rare, however, and only with the per- 
raission of the superior. He should see 
that the rule of retiring at 10 is 

The rule is being re-written and copies 
will soon be forwarded to local super- 
iors. Hence, it will not be necessary 
to say more about the rule here. 

One of the most important of the duties 
of the local superior is to give cor- 
rective advice. None of us is perfects 
We all make mistakes and of sane of 

Father Francis Forster 147 

December 13 > 1923. 

these mistakes we are quite unconscious- 
They take away from our effectiveness. 
Whiel the duty may be unpleasant, the 
superior should not hesitate to dis- 
charge it. It is a grave mistake to 
permit a man to become habituated to 
any weakness. 

The duties of the superior towards the 
students is indicated in our motto: 
"Doce me bonitatem, et disciplinam et 
scientiam.^ A supervision of the work 
of teaching religious knowledge, of 
the students* efforts to get this know- 
ledge, a watchfulness over the manner 
in i^ich prayers are said by the boys, 
the way Mass is heard by them, and th# 
sacraments received, together with 
devotional services in the chapel and 
a regular course of sermons to the 

Father Francis Forster 14^ 

December 13, 1923. 

students, are among the important duties 
of the superior as principal. Talks to 
them outside the chapel on such subjects 
as honest work, neatness, order, obser- 
vance of rule, avoidance of wasteful- 
ness and wilful damage, truthfulness, 
clean language, correct English, gentle- 
»8uily conduct, etc. are likewise very 
important* As for the academic work, I 
do not think it necessary to speak ♦ 

Before closing, I want to say a word 
about the wisdom of clinging to the 
rule of the Basilians for both staff 
and students • It was a rule built upon 
experience and it had results where it 
was faithfully kept. Our failures are 
to be ascribed in large measure to its 
neglect. No superior should think of 

Father Francis Forster 149 

December 13, 1923. 

changing it or dropping it until he has 
had the deliberate approval of his 
council and the decision has been con- 
firmed by the general council. Religi- 
ous cannot be made without a rule and 
they cannot succeed in their work with- 
out an observance of their rule. Cath- 
olic boys cannot be built up into good, 
staunch Catholic men unless in their 
school days they are subjected to dis- 
cipline. Superiors will be wise in 
insisting on discipline and by that I 
mean, Basilian discipline, not a discip- 
line that is invented to displace Bas- 
ilian discipline. The nearer we hew 
to the old line, the better we shall 
succeed and the fewer changes in the 
old rule we stand for, the more we will 
accomplish during the term of our ad- 

Father Francis Forster 150 

December 13, 19^3. 

With every good wish, I am 

Yours very faithfully, 
F. Forster. 

(Transcribed from the copy in the 
General Archives) 

Father Francis Forster 151 

December 15, 1923* 

Toronto, Ontario 

To the BasLlian Fathers in charge of 
parishes — 

Rev. and dear Father: 

It is very impor- 

tant that our priests should bear in 

mind that they do not cease to be, do 

not become less religious, Basilian 

religious, when they are assigned to 

parish work. 

Like members of the Institute in col- 
leges, they are obliged to the same 
common exercises of meditation, spir- 
itual examen, visit to the Blessed 
Sacrament after the noonday meal, spir- 
itual reading and night prayer. Their 
private exercises of piety will always 
include daily recitation of a third 

Father Francis Forster 152 

December 15, 1923. 

part of the Rosary and a visit to the 
Blessed Sacrament of at least ten 

The hour for rising in parish houses 
is the same as in colleges and it is 
immediately followed by a brief morning 
prayer and meditation for half an hour. 
*>piritual reading and spiritual exaraen 
take the last half hour before the noon- 
day meal, Ni^t prayer accoirding to the 
old inile takes place at nine o'clock and 
at that time the points of the morning 
meditation are read* The hour for this 
exercise may be anticipated when it is 
foreseen that the community will be en- 
gaged at that hour. If a visit to some 
family is necessary in the evening, the 
priest making the visit will return in 

Father Francis Forster 153 

December 15, 1923. 

time for night prayer and after that 
hour no calls should be made unless 
they are sick calls* 

Each day in the parish house has its 
program of work just as in college* 
After a short recreation folloi-zing 
breakfast, the morning up to the time 
fixed for spiritual reading should be 
spent in study, in preparation of ser- 
mons, in keeping parish accounts, in- 
scribing parish records or in visitation 
of the schools* In town schools a half 
hour a week should be spent in teaching 
catechism in each room. Each room in 
countiry schools should be visited once 
a month for the same purpose. It is the 
office of the parish priest to make ar- 
rangements for the discharge of this 
duty. It is his office also to make as 

Father Francis Forster 154 

December 15, 1923* 

adequate provision as possible for the 
regular religious instruction of such 
children as attend public schools. 

Bach priest engaged in parish work is 
entitled to one afternoon a week, from 
the time of the visit to the Blessed 
Sacrament to the hour of the evening 
meal, free from regtjlar duty. In pro- 
viding for this the parish priest will 
see to it that one priest is left at 
home to take care of sick-calls and 
business calls** the other afternoons 
of the week shall be devoted as far as 
necessary to parish visitation, "^he 
parish priest will make it his business 
to see that each family in the parish 
and missions is visited at least twice 
a year. In parishes to which missions 

Father Francis Forster 155 

December 1$, 1923* 

are attached, the parish priest will 
try to keep in touch with each mission 
by personal visits at least once in the 
year. In the case of delinquent Cath- 
olics the pastor should aim to have 
them called upon once a month, if they 
reside in town and once in two months 
if they reside in the country. The 
drawing up of the program of parish 
visitation devloves upon the pastor and 
his assistants will devote themselves 
to it according to his plan. 

All priests engated in parish work are 
recommended to devote two mornings a 
week to the preparation of sermons. 

Afternoons not required for parish 
visitation should be employed in study. 

Father Francis Forster 156 

December 15, 1923. 

The evenings should be devoted to in- 
struction of catechumehs, to meetings 
of societies and to the transaction of 
business with parishioners at the rec- 
tory. Only in case of necessity should 
there be visitation of parivshioners 
after the evening meal. 

A conference on moral, pastoral, dog- 
matic theology, or on liturgy should be 
held at a fixed time in the rectory 
every two weeks. 

If the parish priest gives no spiritual 
conference twice a month, he should, if 
he is at tho same time rector, make 
from time to time whatever obse3rvations 
are necessary to preseinre discipline 
and secure effective work. 

Apart from sick-calls and the- one free 

Father Francis Forster 157 

December 15, 1923. 

afternoon a week, assistants will al- 
ways secure permission from the rector 
before leaving the premises. 

Social visits to parishioners are for- 
bidden, unless rarely the pastor deems 
such advisable. In such case, as far 
as possible, at least two of the com- 
munity should go together. 

At the summer session of the General 
Council, 1923, it was decided to send 
the following notices to parish priests. 

1. Begin all ^-'hurch services promptly 
on the hour set. 

2. Avoid long services. 

3« Announcements and sermon at the prin- 
cipal Mass hould not exceed, except 
on rare occasions, 20 to 25 minutes; 
evening sermons 15 to 20 minutes, sermons 
and announcements at other than the 
principal Mass, 10 minutes. 

Father Francis Forster 158 

December 15, 1923* 

if* Make the announcements as fe\f and as 

brief as possible and avoid long 
comments upon them. 

5. Take up no collection at ordinary 
Sunday evening service and First 

Friday devotions. 

6. Scrupulously avoid using the pulpit 
for scolding or "lecturing" the con- 
gregation. The people are present who 
do not need the censure; those v/ho do 
need it are not there to hear it. 

7* Beware of talking money regularly 

from the pulpit. A plain statement 
of the finances of the parish once or 
twice a year will be better received 
and just as effective. 

8. Avoid introducing into the liturgy 

of the Church services any devotions 
not prescribed or recommended by Home 
or by the Ordinary of the Diocese. 

At that session of the General Council, 

it was also decided that a conference 

of our parish priests should be held as 

soon as possible in ^oronto^ the object 

being to try to establish uniformity of 

administration, as far as diocesan 

Father Francis Forster 159 

December 15, 19^3* 

statutes permit^ In the various par- 
ishes of which we have charge • Parish 
priests will receive notice of the time 
shortly after the Christmas holiday* 

Permit me here to call your attention 
to the necessity of observing the Con- 
stitution and the rule^ For more than 
a thousand years the Church has insisted 
on e xamining and approving the Consti- 
tution of each new religious organization 
that sought from Her recognition and 
approval. Only a written Constitution 
can preserve the unity of a Congregation. 
Without it men follow their own bent 
and views and practices are always 
changing • 

All tlie members of the Institute should 
be familiar with the Constitution. It 

Father Francis Forster 160 

December 15, 1923* 

smist be read twice a year, in January 
and SeptafJiber, in common in each of our 
houses. It is for parish priests to 
see that this practice is followed in 
their houses^ The original Latin text 
alone is authoritative but the reading 
should be rendered in the vernacular, 
otherwise, the end of the reading — 
familiarity with the text — v/ill not 
be obtained. Men engaged in parish 
work should make note not only of what 
concerns them as Basilians, but also 
of what concerns them in the present 
position they occupy and they should 
strive to make their lives conform ex- 
actly with the Constitution, ■'^hey 
ought to familiarize themselves partic- 
ularly with Chapter 1X117. 

Father Francis Forster l6l 

December 15, 1923. 

In parishes the religious exercises 
should be held as faithfully and as 
regularly as in colleges • Silence should 
be observed during the hours of work and 
men should be found in their own rooms 
during the hours assigned for study* 
There should be silence from the end of 
the evening exercise until the break- 
fast hour. The rule governing the times 
of rtsing and retiring should not be 

Parish priest should send in a written 
report every month, as near the beginn- 
ing of the month as possible in order 
that it may be read at the monthly meet- 
ing of the gneral council. The report 
should inform the council, how the rule 
is observed, hov/ the work is being done. 

Father Francis Forster 162 

December 15, 1923- 

what the financial condition is* Any- 
happening of conseuence affecting the 
parish or the local community should 
also be communicated. The idea of the 
monthly letter is to keep the General 
Council informed of conditions in the 
local house and parish* The annual re- 
port and the financial statement at the 
end of the year should be more compre- 
hensive. Copies of the latter and also 
of the annual report sent to the Ordin- 
ary should be kept in the archives of 
the parish. If any parish priest has 
not got a suitable filing cabinet he 
should lose no time in procuring one. 
In the archives he should file care- 
fully all communications of importance 
from the bishop of the %ocese and from 
the General Council, also copies of 

Father Francis Forster 163 

Decembar 13* 1923* 

contracts that concern the parish of 
the community, also copies of letters 
of importance that the parish priest 
himself writes and any data that my 
later prove of value when the history 
of the parish is being written. The 
parish priest whould be careful to keep 
all books of accounts posted up to date^ 
to be prompt and exact in entering 
necessary records into the parish regis- 
ters* The bank account that they have 
of parish funds should be distinct from 
the bank account they have of community 
monies. No bank account should be in 
the name of one individual in our par- 
ishes any more than in our colleges. 
The accDunts should be placed with the 
bank so that one other member of the 
local house besides the parish priest 

Father Francis Forster 164 

December 15, 1923* 

can draw out the money. One never 
knows what raay happen to himself and 
he should not trust to a will in case 
of raoney of which he is only a trustee. 
Parish priests should keep the parish 
registers, books of accounts and all 
important papers in a place secure 
against fire. They should destroy 
nothing of importance at the end of 
their term of office. 

Parish priest should make no alterations 
or improvements nor contract any debts 
of consequence without the permission 
of the gneral council and the consent 
of the Ordinary of the diocese as well 
in connection with any property that 
belongs to the parish. If the property 
belong to the Institute, the permission 

Father Francis Forster 165 

December 15, 1923* 

of the Bishop is not necessary in the 
case but the permission of the General 
^ouncil is always necessary • 

In the ordinary parish, some of the 
revenue belongs to the parish, some 
belongs to the parish priest or the 
Congregation he represents if he is a 
religious^ What revenues belong to the 
parish and what belong to the pastor is 
determined by the statutes of the dio- 
cese or by custom or by contract • What 
belongs to the parish should be expended 
only in the interest of the parish. 
What in the ordinary case belongs to 
the parish priest in the case of our 
parishes belongs to the Institute. The 
parish priest is administrator for the 
parish of the funds of the parish and 

Father Francis Forster 166 

December 15, 1923- 

for the Institute of the funds of the 
Institute, He expends out of the lat- 
ter what is necessary for the support 
of the local comraunity in a manner be- 
coming religious and the rest it is 
his duty to turn over to the General 
treasury, unless the parish is connec- 
ted with one of our own houses* ^'his 
is an important fact and parish priests 
should bear it in mind, and be governed 

The rule of the Congregation is being 
re-written at the present time. As soon 
as the work is completed, a copy will 
be forwarded to each house. The heads 
of the houses will communicate it with- 
out delay to the members and put it into 

force without delay in any points in 
which it is being overlooked. 

Father Francis Forster 167 

December 15 > 1923 v 

A final word- In some respects the man 
engaged in parish work is at a disad- 
vantage in comparison with the college 
man* ^'he latter has a definite program 
for every hour of the day and every day 
of the year and he rarely encounters 
anything to interfere with his program* 
The parish man finds his plans disturbed 
very often. In many cases he must 
create his own program of work. While 
some are alviays busy, working from 
early morning until late at night others 
fail to realize the work they might be 
doing or through lack of system in their 
work accomplish little. Yet there is 
no reason why the man in college should 
be employed for more hours a day than 
the man in the parish. The work in col- 
lege is not more important. From time 

Father Francis Forster 163 

December 15 ^ 1923* 

to time, because of the greater danger 
of developing idle ways in parish work, 
the priest in the parish should review 
his use of time. He should ask himself 
what he has done during the day, during 
the past week, during the past year, 
since his appointment to the parish. 
If he has planned his work well and has 
been faithfully engaged in it, the re- 
sult will be evident in an increased 
attendance at church services, increased 
nuimbers of confessions and Communions, 
a growth in the societies, a number of 
conversions made, an improvement in his 
preaching and in his method of teaching 
catechism, ^his side of parish work is 
not so patent as the material and fin- 
ancial side, but, while the latter is 
important, the spiritual is still more 

Father Francis Forstsr 169 

December 15, 1923-. 

important. It will reveal itself on 
examination. If one finds that fche re- 
auXt is not satisfactory, he should see 
whether he is failing throiigh want of 
system in his work or through neglect 
and take measures accordingly* 

Pastors will kindly inform their assis- 
tants of the details of this letter 
that are of concern to them. 

With best wishes, I am. 

Yours very sincerely 
(F. Forster) 

(Transcribed from the copy in the 
General Archives) 

Father Francis Forster 170 

October 5, 1925. 


Rev, and dear Father: 

Following ^e re-» 
solutions of the General Chapter of the 
Basilian Fathers, held at St. Michael's 
College August 11-15, 1925, which are 
of general concern and which you are 
requested therefore to bring to the 
attention of the members of your house: 

!• Re Mass stipends. Casuals, etc. — 

(a) All Mass stipends. Casuals, etc., 
received by members, must be 
promptly deposited in the local 

(b) Each priest member is allowed to 
say Masses at the rate of two a 
month for his private intention. 

(c) On the death of a parent a mem- 
ber is allowed to say ten Masses 
for the repose of the soul of 
the deceased. 

(d) On the death of a grandparent a 
member is allowed to say five 
Masses for the repose of the 
soul of the deceased. 

Father Francis Forster 171 

October 5, 1925 • 

(e) On the death of a brother or 
sister, including the wife or 
husband of the same, a member is 
allowed to say five Masses for 
the repose of the soul of the 

(f ) On the death of an uncle or aunt, 
a first cousin, a nephew or niece, 
a member is allowed to say one 
Mass for the repose of the soul 
of the deceased* 

2* Re Vocations: 

A resolution was passed requesting 
that in each of our houses special 
prayers be added to the Novena before 
the feast of the Presentation this 
year for vocations to the Institute. 

3« Re morning prayer: 

A resolution was passed to add to 
the usual invocations of morning 
prayer the follov/ing: 

St* Basil, pray for us. 

St. Thomas, pray for us. 

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us* 

Yours faithfully, 

<F. Forster> 

Superior General* 

(Transcribed from the copy in the 
General Archives) 

Father Francis Forster 172 

October 30, 1925. 

Toronto, Ontario 

To Local Superiors. 
Rev. and dear Father: 

I should like to 
call your attention to certain prescrip- 
tions of the Constitution and of the 

1. Art. 138 of the Constitution pro- 
vides for a director of Scholastics in 
houses which have more than two schol- 
astics on the staff. The election of 
the Director is regulated by Art. 404, 
Ho. 13 and the confirmation by Arts, 
301, No. 9 and 4O6. The local superior 
discharges this office when the number 
of scholastics on his staff is limited 
to one or two. Art. 374 provides that 

Father Francis Forster 173 

October 30, 1925* 

the Director of Scholastics shall re- 
ceive the vows of the scholastics unless 
some other member is delegated to dis- 
charge this office by the Superior 

It follows from these prescriptions of 
the Constitution that the local council 
should in the beginning of the year 
choose the local Director and forward 
the name to the Superior General for 
confirmation* The validity of the re- 
newal of vows is at stake, for the local 
superior as such has no power under the 
Constitution to preside at a renewal of 
vows. While this is the most serious 
aspect of the matter the Constitution 
places practically the same responsib- 
ilities on the Director of Scholastics 

Father Francis Forster 174 

October 30, 1925. 

in the local house as rest with the 
Master of Scholastics in the house of 
studies, responsibilities that cannot 
be neglected without the gravest con- 

2. The Codex provides for the appoint- 
ment of Confessors and Chaplains to 
sisterhoods* It is the exclusive right 
of the Ordinary of the diocese to make 
the nominations. In case religious are 
named the permission of the superiors 
of the Institute is required, exception 
being made for the manner of appoint- 
ment in case of exempt religious. See 
Canons 51S ff, particularly 524, 525, 
529, and 374- These Canons make it 
plain that all confessors and all chap- 
lains are appointed by the Ordinary of 

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October 30, 1925. 

the diocese and that if religious are 
selected the permission of their super- 
iors must be obtaine for licit exercise 
of the office. See Constitution, Art. 
415, also« 

Local superiors are reminded of their 
duty to see that the Constitution is 
faithfully observed in their houses, 
'^hey should make it a point to know the 
Constitution thoroughly. They are re- 
commended also to make an effort to be- 
come familiar with that part of the 
Codex that treats of religious. They 
are likewise urged to read several 
times a year the Chapter of the Consti- 
tution that treats of Local Superiors 
in order that they may not lose sight 

of the duties of their own particular 

Father Francis Forster 176 

October 30, 192?. 

Hereto is attached a letter of instruc- 
tions for the local Director of Schol- 
astics •In your house if the number of 
scholastics is limited to one or two, 
you are invited to keep it for your 
guidance; otherwise hand it over to the 
Director of Scholastics, 

Tours very sincerely, 
F. Forster. 

(Transcribed from the original in the 
General Archives) 

Father Francis Forster 177 

November 1, 1925. 

Toronto, Ontario 

Local Director of Scholastics, 
Rev. and dear Father: 

Permit me to point 
out briefly the duties of your office 
as outlined in the Constitution. 

1. Art. 374 calls upon the Director of 
Scholastics to exercise a supervision 
over the religious formation of the 
scholastics. It will be his business 
to see that the scholastics keep the 
rxile. It will be his business to see 
that they attend the religious exer- 
cises. It is not his business to 
assign their work in the house nor to 
direct that work. This is the function 
of the superior or the director of 

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November 1, 1925. 

studies or discipline. It is not his 
business to grant permissions to the 
scholastics. That, too, is the business 
of the superior. But it is his business 
to see that the studies of the schol- 
astics are faithfully pursued. 

The Director of scholastics should make 
himself familiar with the Articles of 
the Constitution on the Scholasticate 
and the Master. of Scholasticate, for in 
these articles he virill find the duties 
of his office fully explained. He is 
recommended to study also the Articles 
of the Constitution dealing with the 
virtue and the vow of poverty. Arts. 
50-72, paying particular attention to 
Art. 53 f since a violation of that num- 
ber is a violation of the vow. He will 
do well to speak of this to the schol- 

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November 1, 1925. 

astics several times during the course 
of the year* 

2. Once a month the Director of Schol- 
astics will write to the Superior Gen- 
eral about the young men specially com- 
mitted to his care, reporting on their 
observance of the rule, their progress 
in their studies, their piety, health, 
and any matter of interest concerning 
their good. 

3« At least three weeks before the 
close of the school year, he should 
consult with the superior and the priests 
of the house and then recommend the yoting 
men to renewal of vows, unless condi- 
tions are found unfavorable. The calls 
to vows all depend upon the General 
Council f fhey cannot vote intelligently 

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November 1, 1925 » 

unless they have full reports from the 
director of scholastics. 

4» In case the period for renewal of 
vows comes in the course of the school 
year, the local director will carry out 
the above instruction about six weeks 
in advance of the date of renewal. 

5» The director is reminded that vows 
must be renewed exactly on the anniver- 
sary of the date when they were first 
Blade e A delay of a single day would 
invalidate the vows. For this reason 
the director of scholastics should keep 
track of the day of renewal of each 

6. A retreat of eight full days is re- 
quired before renewal of vows and final 
profession. The director will either 

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November 1, 1925- 

conduct the retreat in person or secure 
the services of a qualified confrere 
for the work* He will bear in mind 
that there is no warrant in the Codex 
for counting some previous retreat as 
a preparation for a renewal of vows* 
The retreat ought to take place immedi- 
ately before the day of renewal* And 
since the taking of vows is a very ser- 
ious matter, the director ought to see 
that ii serious retreat is made* In 
case of a final profession, it is re- 
commended that it be made with as much 
ceremony as possible, with at least as 
much ceremony as is observed in the 
Novitiate for first vows* A sermon on 
the occasion would be appropriate and 
the presence of all the members of the 
house as far as possible* 

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November 1, 1925- 

?• Final vows cannot be made until the 
candidate is full 21 years of age. Art. 

8. The director presides at each renewal 
and final profession in his house. If 
he foresees that he will not be able to 
discharge the office it will be his 
duty to notify the Superior General in 
good time so that a delegate may be 

8. Immediately after the renewal or 
final profession the record is entered 
in the register of vows, signed by the 
candidate, by the presiding officer and 
at least two witnesses. Two copies of 
the register, signed by the same parties 
are to be forwarded immediately to the 
General Archives. This is a very impor- 

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November 1» 1925* 

tant matter. The Church wants indisput- 
able evidence of eveiry religious pro- 

9# Besides the register of vows^ the 
Director of scholastics is expected to 
keep an examination register, in which 
he records the results of the examin- 
ations passed by the scholastics in his 
charge • 

10. At the end of the year the director 
is requested to leave the two registers 
with the local superior, who will in 
the beginning of the new year pass them 
on to the Director of the year* 

Yours very sincerely, 
F* Forster. 

(Transcribed from the original in the 
General Archives) 

Father Francis Forster 1^4 

December 29, 1926. 

Toronto, Canada 

The Curia 

21 St. Mary Street 

Reverend and dear Father:— 

At its last 
meeting the General Council devoted 
the session to a consideration of the 
condition of religious life in our 
houses and to a consideration of the 
ways and means to maintain and streng- 
then the religious spirit. It r^nains 
my duty to communicate to you the re- 
commendations of the Council. First 
permit two preliminaries. 

There is an article in our Constitution 
that calls for a monthly conference on 
things spiritual. That article is a 

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December 29, 1926. 

cause of iineasiness at times, particul- 
arly to new and to young superiors. 
They want to observe the Constitution 
in every detail but they are at a loss 
to know just how they can discharge the 
duty imposed by that article. They 
realize that the conference is their 
peculiar work and yet they find it 
difficult to speak for the want of 
suitable matter. There need not be any 
great difficulty, however. At these 
conferences piety must be discussed, 
reularity must be discussed, study and 
work must be discussed. Even such 
simple matters as order and neatness 
will call for comment. In the case of 
schools, the piety, work, progress, 
conduct and discipline of the students 
will be discussed. The obligation of 

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December 29, 1926. 

the vows, particularly of the vow of 
poverty, will claim a place in the 
conferences • 

^he local superior need have no mis- 
givings^ He need not fear his obser- 
vations will be resented. They will be 
welcomed. For our members have entered 
religious life in order that their in- 
dividual lives may be directed by a 
rule and by the living voice of the 
superior. It is a religious heresy to 
bold that a member of a community must 
be left to work out his own salvation, 
as it is a false principle to hold that 
the novice at teaching and discipline 
must stand sole^ on his own feet. In 
both spheres each member is entitled to 
support and he has a right to look to 
his superior for that support. The 

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December 29, 1926. 

superior on the other hand may think 
his duty is done if he furnishes good 
example. Example is powerful but it is 
not enough. Only a brief experience is 
sufficient to prove this. The local 
superior will find it necessary to 
speak at times, roughly once a month 
and to speak occasionally with firm- 
ness. But he will do well to avoid 
personalities in his conferences. He 
will do well not to spoil a perfectly 
good talk by making it take the form 
of a growl or a sarcastic criticism. 
Occasionally his general remarks will 
fail to produce the expected effect and 
it will then be his business to have a 
private interview with the careless or 
indifferent member. In the face of an 
abuse or a weakness in any member that 

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December 29» 1926. 

injTires his usefulness or stands in the 
way of his greater usefulness, no dread 
of the pain he will inflict and no per- 
sonal intimacy can justify silence on 
the superior's part. This much can be 
taken for certain: he cannot have a 
well-regulated house if he fails to hold 
spiritual conferences or if he fails to 
speak firmly at times; he will gain in 
respect and esteem by an unflinching 
discharge of this trying duty. 

1» When it is question of piety, the 
Divine Office has its place, for most 
of our members are priests, obliged to 
say the Office. Some men will grow into 
a sort of forgetfulness that the Divine 
Office is a prayer. They will be con- 
tent if, day by day, they say it in its 
entirety from the Aperi to the Sacro- 
sanctae. They will make it a point 

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December 29, 1926, 

never to anticipate, even when there is 
not the sli^test difficulty in the way. 
^hey will develop the habit of deferr- 
ing the Office to the very end of the 
day. Then they will say it with undue 
haste, ver>' likely neglecting to con- 
sult the Ordo in advance, risking the 
danger of saying the wrong office, 
satisfied with the principle, Officiura 
pro officio. They will assume any pos- 
ture in saying the office and say it 
anywhere, even in the midst of company, 
and they will interrupt it at any point 
without reason. Benefit will come to 
them when they are urged to bear in 
mind that they should say the Divine 
Office reverently and say it seasonably 
at fixed times every day. The same 
carelessness will follow some members 

Father Francis Forster 190 

December 29, 1926. 

to the altar* They will say Mass with- 
out consulting the Ordo in advance* 
They will say it without due attention 
to the rubrics. When they take part 
in solemn functions they will neglect 
to prepare in advance the ceremonies 
that pertain to them, nor will the 
ritual be scrupulously followed by them 
in the administration of the Sacraments. 
Thanksgiving after I4ass will be hurried 
through. Sometimes it will be made in 
a sitting posture, when there is no 
reason for this or it will be made out- 
side the church or chapel altogether 
contrary to the practice of the commun- 
ity from the very beginning. At spiri- 
tual exercises postures will be assumed 
that scandalize newly-professed members 
and simply invite sleep. The private 

Father Francis Forster 191 

December k,9, 1926. 

visit to the Blessed Sacrament will be 
put off to an unseasonable hour or 
neglected altogether • 

2, When it is question of regularity, 
unless the superior emphasizes the ne- 
cessity of it from time to time, some 
members will absent themselbes now and 
then from meditation and the other com- 
munity exercises, particularly the ex- 
amen. And when they have been absent 
they will neglect to report to the sup- 
erior. If they do not absent themselves 
altogether, some will come late almost 
habitually to these exercises. If 
nothing is ever said, some members 
whom duty keeps away from the common 
exercises will not make them elsewhere 
at the same time or afterwards. Some 

Father Francis Forster 192 

December 29, 1926. 

will develop the habit of being late 
for class, late for meals, and late for 
bed. They will be late in beginning 
their private B5ass and thus inconveni- 
ence those who follow them. If they 
say a Mass for the people or give public 
benediction in the church or hold a ser- 
vice for some other community, again 
they will be late and serious inconveni- 
ence a whole congregation or community. 

3» When it is question of silence, if 
the superior fails to speak, some mem- 
bers will be found talking anywhere and 
any time, even during the per5,od of 
grand silence. They will talk as freely 
during hours of study as during hours 
of recreation, wasting their own time 
and the time of their listeners and 

Father FrancisForster 193 

December 29 > 1926. 

disturbing their neighbors. They will 
talk on the way to say Mass, in the 
sacristy, and on occasion even in the 
sanctuary in the presence of the Bless- 
ed Sacrament. 

4* When it is question of recreation, 
if nothing is said by the superior, some 
members will find it necessary to go to 
town nearly every day. At times they 
will find it necessary to go out in the 
morning and even after supper in the 
evening. A few will find that a stroll 
before retiring is necessary to ensure 
a night *s sleep, '^o have order the 
rule must be kept before the eyes of 
the members and the rule reads that re- 
creations shall be taken at home, the 
members being free only two afternoons 
a week to go to town 'vithouu permission. 

Father Francis Forster 194 

December 29, 1926. 

And this rule implies that to justify 
asking or granting peinnission at an- 
other time there should be a special 

5» When it is question of work and 
study, the superior will find it necess- 
ary, in order to ensure good results 
from the labor of his staff, to urge 
thea to get to their rooms promptly at 
study hours and stick to their tasks 
at their desks, resisting the temptation 
to employ their time in reading of use- 
less books and magazines. Superiors 
will also find it necessary to condemn 
strongly the visiting of confreres 
during the hours of study. If they 
have no definite work to prepare, they 
can spend their time profitably in 
private study. 

Father Francis Forster 195 

December 29, 1926. 

6, "inhere is another subject that is 
not spiritual in itself but contributes 
auch to the spirituality of a religious 
house, I mean, order, neatness and tidi- 
ness, and upon this threefold subject 
the superior ought to speak at. times* 
Some may incline to the view that super- 
iors are electi ad altiora. This matter 
is serious enough to claim their atten- 
tion. If a religious house is untidy 
or dirty, the laity conceive about as 
much disgust as they do in the case of 
misconduct. And we have to remember, 
too, that religious do not live alone. 
Members who are tidy find community 
life very trying when they are obliged 
to associate with others who are in- 
different to their personal appearance 
or to t^ie order and cleanliness of the 

Father Francis Forster 196 

December 29, 1926. 

house, ^'here is no excuse for untidy 
rooms, untidy desks, untidy closets or 
wardrobes in a religious house. There 
is Just one reason for it and that 
reason is laziness. Men may be hard 
workers in some other respects but if 
they are untidy in that respect they are 
lazy. It is not a question of lack of 
taste and it is never a question of 
being too busy. It is A question simply 
of not having the courage to make the 
necessary effort to keep desk and ward-» 
robe and room tidy. Untidiness is a 
grave weakness in a superior, a real 
disqualification in a treasurer and it 
is discreditable to the private member. 
There i^oiild never be a single untidy 
room an3rwhere in any of our houses nor 
an untidy yard about them. No local 

Father Francis Forster 197 

December 29, 1926. 

superior is doing his duty to his house 
or to his community who tolerates it. 

?• In the last place the attention of 
superiors is once more called to the 
matter of p)overty. Here local superiors 
have a difficult taks. We have taken 
the ordinary simple vow of poverty ap- 
proved by the Church and made obligatiory 
by the Chui^ch for all Congregations of 
simple vows. Our position is not what 
it was. Our members have been accustom- 
ed to spend a limited sum of money each 
year and to spend that limited sum as 
they pleased, whether they found it 
necessary tospend it or not, and to 
spend it without being required to have 
permission in advance. Now they cannot 
dispose of anything without permission, 
^hey are no longer entitle to any fixed 

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December 29, 1926. 

sum. '^'hey are entitled simply to what 
is necessary for their needs and legit- 
imate recreations. If their require- 
ments call for substantially the same 
sum as they spent in the past they are 
entitled to that amount. If their re- 
quirements call for more they are en- 
titled to more and superiors cannot re- 
fuse the larger sum. If their needs 
call for less the superior is not free 
to allow thera more. *Hiperiors should 
make an effort to see that all Mass 
intention money, as well as casuals 
finds its way to the house treasury. 
Individual members ought not to ask 
permission and superiors ought not to 
give them permission to spend Mass 
stipends or casuals that have not passed 
first into the local treasury. Superiors 

Father Francis Forster 199 

December 29> 1926. 

should themselves understand and make 
plain to all that there is no connec- 
tion at all between the stipends they 
hand in and the disbursements from the 
treasury for their needs. Our view- 
point must change. We are not entitled 
to the equivalent of the Masses we ac- 
quit. The practice of the past is a 
guide for the superior and the treasurer 
alone. In the past it was the intention 
of the community that each member should 
have a modest little sura for peiaonal 
expenses. That sum was secured largely 
from Mass stipends. Now the superior 
must provide for each out of the common 
treasury. The practice of the past will 
be a valuable guide for the superior 
still, but it has no concern for the 
private member. He will ask for and 

Father Francis Forster 200 

December 29, 1926. 

the superior will give him v^at is 
necessary to meet his needs and the 
expense of his legitimate recreations. 
In this matter local superiors have a 
grave responsibility* By obstinately 
clinging to the old practice and view- 
point as well they can make a mockery 
of the vow of poverty and they have it 
in their power to establish the right 
viewpoint and a reasonable and satis- 
factory practice, quite consistent v/ith 
the vow of poverty and substantially as 
acceptable as our former practice. 

Religious superiors and members must be 
solicitous about tlie virtue as well as 
the vow of poverty. The latter is only 
violated when one disposes of things 
without permission, ^he former is vio- 
lated when luxury is indulged, extrav- 

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Deceraber 29, 1926. 

agance pennitted or waste allowed. The 
latter binds the individual religious, 
the former binds the individual, it 
binds the superior and the council and 
the treasurer. The local house must 
not indulge luxury or extravagance any 
more than the individual. And the indiv- 
idual and the house are both bound to 
avoid waste. It is particularly the 
business of the superior to see that 
there is no wanton destruction of prop- 
erty, to see that the property is pro- 
tected against injury and it is the 
particular business of the superior 
and treasurer to see that the house is 
kept in a good state of repair, as well 
as to see that it is decently furnished, 
heated, lighted and cleaned. It is the 
duty of the individual member to see 

Father Francis Forster 202 

December 29, 1926. 

that the house does not suffer loss ot 
injury through his waste of light, water, 
steam or abuse of fumituie, books, etc. 

In conclusion let me repeat that rel- 
igious ought not to be left to work out 
their own salvation, '^•hey are en- 
titled to the assistance of an enforced 
rule and to the guidance of their sup- 
erior. A house will not prosper if a 
superior is not vigilant to see weak- 
nesses and abuses or if he is too timid 
to speak. Every local superior who 
hopes that his administration will prove 
a blessing to the house he presides over 
and the religious he directs must be 
observant and he must have the courage 
to speak in season and with vigor. A 
blind and dumb superior and a timid 
superior is a dangerous man. On the 

Father Francis Forster 203 

December 29, 1926* 

contrary a superior who is watchful, 
never permitting abuses to creep in or 
to go unrebuked, who is insistent on 
regularity, who stands for order and 
^neatness throughout his house will prove 
^ blessing to his confreres and find 
his administration a success* 

Trusting that the remarics made above 

will assist you, Reverend Father, in 

the discharge of your office and taking 

this occasion to wish you and all the 

members of your house a very happy and 

bright New Year, I am 

Yours very sincerely, 
<F» Porster> 
Superior General, 

(Transcribed from the copy in the 
General Archives)